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Noodles & Company looking at downtown


The national restaurant chain Noodles & Company is interested in locating in downtown Lawrence. The company has filed a site plan to locate at 8 W. Eighth St., the longtime home of Palace Cards and Gifts. Greg Guenther, who owns both the card shop and the building, characterized the project as being in its preliminary stages. He said the restaurant company would have to meet several conditions before the deal moves forward. He said a final decision on whether to close the card and gift shop to make way for the restaurant likely would not be made until January or February. Noodle & Company serves a variety of noodle dishes, ranging from Asian fare like Bangkok curry to American dishes like macaroni and cheese or chicken and noodles. According to the company's [Web site,][1] the restaurant has Kansas locations in Olathe and Overland Park. Guenther said if the restaurant deal does move forward, he has not decided whether to reopen the card and gift shop at a new location. [1]: http://www.noodles.com/


Steve Jacob 9 years, 5 months ago

Are we going to have any retail stores downtown in 10 years?

d_prowess 9 years, 5 months ago

I have not heard of this Noodles place before. The menu looked decent, but it would be sad to see the Palace go. I wonder about a chains ability to do all those different styles of noodles well. But I also never thought Five Guys would be that different from any other burger joint in town, but it ended up being Fantastic! So maybe this place will suprise me too.

ilovelucy 9 years, 5 months ago

NO! I love the Palace!!! They have the greatest selection of gift cards ever. Please don't close!

ebyrdstarr 9 years, 5 months ago

Don't tease me! I have been waiting 7 1/2 years for Noodles & Company to come to Lawrence!

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