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Waffle restaurant to open in East Lawrence; new plans filed for bistro/bar near Poehler Lofts; a goodbye to The Pool Room

Chad Lawhorn

I can’t tell you how many times people have tried to convince me that the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is false. But I refuse to believe them, or my cholesterol readings, so word of a new East Lawrence restaurant that serves just waffles has ...

Lawrence home sales slip slightly in 2014; Douglas County Bank changes name to Central Bank of the Midwest

Chad Lawhorn

For some reason, I really do have enough ribbon that I could have wrapped an entire house in a bow this Christmas season. (See photo below.) Apparently several people did just that because Lawrence home sales soared in December, although not enough to put local real estate totals in positive ...

City Commission filing deadline today, as field grows to 14; an early look at campaign finances for city seats; one candidate has to give up job to run

Chad Lawhorn

When it comes to Lawrence City Commission candidates, we’re at 14 and counting. Greg Robinson, a Lawrence attorney who was a vocal opponent of the police headquarters sales tax proposal, has filed for a seat on the commission. I’ll catch up with him later and provide a fuller report. If ...

Plans filed for redevelopment at Alvamar golf and country club; details released on 2015 Kansas Craft Brewers Expo in downtown

Chad Lawhorn

The paperwork has been filed to change the Alvamar golf and country club. (And, no, I’m not talking about that petition to ban me from the area. My attorney says it doesn’t stand a chance, as long as I didn’t use monogrammed golf balls.) Instead, what’s been filed are the ...

Anderson Rentals seeks new location, expands into art business; Lawrence startup company seeking to become national player in online advertising

Chad Lawhorn

A portable toilet, a forklift and a fine piece of art: Yes, it is a trio that could lead to a date with a bail bondsman. But they’re also three products you’re able to rent at Lawrence-based Anderson Rentals, as it undergoes what could be some significant changes for the ...

Commissioners concerned about e-mail from Wicked Broadband; WOW introduces faster Internet service; update on cable TV changes in Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

With President Barack Obama in town today, I know it is difficult to think of anything other than presidential politics, and how the free world last night was run from the Lawrence Holiday Inn. But for a moment, let’s tune into some City Commission politics, which have taken a bit ...

Major duplex development planned near Kasold and Peterson; Farmer to hold listening sessions; city gets update on Ninth Street arts corridor

Chad Lawhorn

Maybe duplex living is going to make a comeback in Lawrence. (Again, my apologies to multiple Lawrence duplex residents. I thought “party wall” meant something completely different.) Plans have been filed to build 87 duplex living units near the corner of Kasold Drive and Peterson Road, which would be the ...

Numbers show retail sales in Lawrence grew faster than many cities in 2014; west Lawrence retirement complex seeks sales tax break

Chad Lawhorn

We’re part of the billion-dollar club and growing. No, I haven’t resorted to just reading you my mail from the credit card companies. I’m talking about Lawrence’s retail economy and how the latest numbers show we continue to be part of a fairly elite Kansas club. In fact, in one ...

Local health club to add beer offerings as part of major renovation; Eldridge Hotel asks for 95 percent tax rebate for expansion

Chad Lawhorn

Sit-ups and suds: Three of the four words in that phrase sound like a heck of a plan. Soon, members of the newly renovated Genesis Health Club on Sixth Street will have the chance to add a cold beer to their workout routine. The club has filed plans with the ...

Lawrence home construction hits second lowest total on record; Rock Chalk Park recreation center posting big attendance numbers

Chad Lawhorn

It appears I wasn’t the only one cursing in the workshop in 2014. (I can promise you the best piece of advice you’ll ever receive in life is not to wear a necktie next to a lathe.) New numbers are out, and 2014 wasn’t a very good year for the ...

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