Town Talk

A look at Lawrence's high gas prices and an update on plans for a Casey's store

Chad Lawhorn

I’m not exactly sure where, but somewhere along Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence there is a magic gas portal. You pass through it heading east, and gas becomes a lot cheaper. Heading west it becomes a lot more expensive. This isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned this, but I’ll ...

New chain retailer set to open on south Iowa and make $10,000 donation to local nonprofit

Chad Lawhorn

A grand opening of a new chain retailer on south Iowa Street is going to be worth 10 grand for a Lawrence nonprofit. HomeGoods, the national home decor chain, is set to open its store in Lawrence this weekend, and as part of the grand opening celebration it plans to ...

Mexican restaurant to close, but comfort food spot to take its place

Chad Lawhorn

Out with fancy Mexican food and in with something called a Midwest kitchen and bar. Downtown Lawrence’s Port Fonda has announced it soon will close, and a restaurant that puts its own twist on classic comfort food will open in its place. The Mexican restaurant Port Fonda will close at ...

Lawrence bar and restaurant reopens after death of its owner and founder

Chad Lawhorn

The Slow Ride Roadhouse is on the road to recovery after tragedy. The North Lawrence bar and restaurant has reopened following the death of its owner and operator. Jesse del Campo Jr., 56, was killed in a two-vehicle motorcycle accident on July 16, 2017, between Lawrence and Eudora. After his ...

Downtown business steps up to organize new July 4 celebration, with promise of larger fireworks show

Chad Lawhorn

As someone who has thrown a few parties, Mike Logan, owner of The Granada, knows that increasing the fireworks budget is never a bad plan. The Granada owner indeed has taken over as the organizer of the community’s Independence Day celebration, and he’s promising a larger fireworks show. Logan said ...

Another specialty retail store set to close in downtown, and another owner laments changes on Mass. Street

Chad Lawhorn

I can attest that making olive oil is perhaps one of the most difficult processes on Earth. Every time I try, it comes out as a martini. Despite that, a downtown Lawrence store that sells high-grade olive oil is closing its doors, and its owner says changes to downtown have ...

The 'average' Lawrence home is now selling for $35,000 more than it did just a year ago, according to new report

Chad Lawhorn

We’ve got our first look at home sales statistics that include Lawrence’s busy spring home-buying season, and they show that home prices are soaring at a rate not often seen in the city. The Lawrence Board of Realtors has released statistics for home sales through April, and they show the ...

Aldi announces date for reopening of south Iowa Street grocery store

Chad Lawhorn

The discount grocery store chain Aldi has announced its new Lawrence store will open later this month. Just yesterday I told you that I was getting lots of questions from area residents about when the new store that is under construction near 31st and Iowa street would open. Well, Aldi ...

What's the big project happening along 31st Street? And other questions from readers

Chad Lawhorn

A few news and notes from around town: • There are certainly days I’ve surveyed my lawn and thought a bulldozer would work better than a lawnmower too. But, since this is in writing, I’m going to contend I’ve never acted on that feeling. The need to do some major ...

Once popular waffle restaurant to reopen in Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

Finding me after a plate of waffles is easy. Follow the sticky trail to the couch and I’ll likely be in nap mode with my syrupy whiskers stuck to the vinyl slip cover. But finding a plate full of waffles from the sporadic restaurant The Waffle Iron can be difficult. ...

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