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City asked to cut downtown employees a break on parking; talk of a downtown liquor store versus downtown grocery

A comment about "Liquor Store vs. Grocery Store".... Rumor has it, that it is Doug Compton's plan to purchase the Borders building for a downtown liquor store. This article states that Compton is hopeful for a Grocery in one of his lower level floors on 9th and New Hampshire. Again, we, the citizens, are to set aside what we feel the needs are to appease the Big Developer for his wants in order to line his pockets some more. Who in this forum, really believes a Grocery store in Doug's new high-rise will be for the good of anyone but the tenants of his buildings? Sure, I can stop in possibly while shopping downtown, but certainly would/will not be a stop for my weekly grocery shopping.....and then there is this statement, which is more than sufficient to show who this commissioner would be pulling for, ".....Schumm said he wanted to be careful about deleting possible uses in the downtown area. As more people live in the downtown area, they’re likely to want convenience-based businesses, such as liquor stores....." Enough said.

August 14, 2014 at 8:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City asked to cut downtown employees a break on parking; talk of a downtown liquor store versus downtown grocery

Lets talk about that parking garage on New Hampshire Street.....and how many spaces did you say the City gave Compton for his new apartments....oh yes, and how many of those spaces on the lower level are reserved for City Vehicles? You say spaces are becoming a "premium"?.....hmmmm.....

August 14, 2014 at 8:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lecompton man, 67, killed in two-vehicle accident on 'Farmer's Turnpike'

Ha! in TWO places....I thought maybe I was not up with the times. Aside from that oversight, my condolences to his family.

August 13, 2014 at 8:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Two injured in alleged central Lawrence stabbing

No comment

August 5, 2014 at 9:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Expert on livable communities to evaluate Barker neighborhood

LOL! They don't even have sidewalks! I wonder what the EXPERT would have to say about North Lawrence as a "livable" community.....we have sidewalks, hap-hazard as they may be, BUT... we don't even have a Grocery Store!!

July 28, 2014 at 7:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Citizen's petition calls for smoking ban on Massachusetts Street

Mike, I would just like to say that Ms. Kapfer is NOT representative of the citizens of Lawrence. We are glad you are here and you have expressed an opinion. As you have found in these comments, most of us are very passionate with our opinions, as are you. I commend you for starting a petition for what you feel is a worthy cause that you wish to do something about. That is a far greater attribute than most of us have. It is much easier to complain than it is to actually take the time to do something.... While I do not agree with your cause, I wish you luck in your endeavor, for your sake, not mine. Should you not make headway, I truly hope you will be able to find an agreeable solution that suits you and your family without any undue hard feelings for those who enjoy the freedoms Lawrence has to offer. The very fact that Lawrence is a "small" town compared to New York City is what affords us those freedoms not found elsewhere.

July 27, 2014 at 6:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Really ‘shameful’

Did someone mention something about 'beating a dead horse'>

March 28, 2014 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Developer pursuing idea for East Lawrence bistro in Warehouse Arts District

I believe there is and has been a bar/eating establishment in the neighborhood for many, many years; right on the corner of 9th & Pennsylvania?

October 9, 2013 at 9:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Homeless shelter seeks $725,000 loan from city

You have got to be kidding!!? They have been in this building for, what, 7 months and now need a new roof. There is no way possible for anyone to convince me that SOMEONE was not aware of the "roof issues" prior to the purchase of that building. Just one more thing we are being blind-sided with and our City Leaders? want us to use our tax dollars, again? For Charity?? NOT GOOD BUSINESS! The City is already running at a deficit with the New Library (Garage) and Rock Chalk Park.....I say to the City "mind your OWN business".
Oh by the way, I'm looking for a $75,000 loan to upgrade my home....it seems I will be needing a new roof, furn/ac unit, hot water heater and a new kitchen....you know, those pesky little maintenance items that come around every 15-20 years or so. While you are drawing up those loan papers for me, I want that at...oh, let's say....a .005 Interest Rate. That's right folks, it's "Name Your Own Rate"!

September 17, 2013 at 7:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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