Town Talk

A look at how much more you could earn by working in Kansas City, and other wage and salary information about Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

Surely there is a condition known as Kansas City Envy. I don’t know what all the symptoms are — perhaps a Royals tattoo in an inappropriate place or maybe barbecue sauce in an even more inappropriate place — but there’s a new report that suggests Lawrence may have reason to ...

Breakfast by the river now a new North Lawrence option; bike shop to leave East Lawrence for new location

Chad Lawhorn

North Lawrence’s newest diner doesn’t have a stationary bike that lets you work off breakfast as you are eating it, but it does have a large bicycle theme to it. As we reported earlier this year, plans were in the works for a new diner near the popular Kansas River ...

New KU merchandise store opens along 23rd Street; dream of Mexican/Italian restaurant dashed

Chad Lawhorn

No one will ever confuse the The Malls shopping center at 23rd and Louisiana with Allen Fieldhouse. (I don’t want to get into all the details, but if you show up with a "K" painted on your bare chest, it is not well received at certain establishments in The Malls.) ...

New bargain store opens on 23rd Street; speculation of a gun range plan; Kansas last in new construction report

Chad Lawhorn

Among the great business strategies are buy low, sell high, and always bet on the college students ruining the carpet in their apartments. A new Lawrence business is definitely counting on the second one. In the spot that used to house Bargain Depot at 23rd and Harper, a new business ...

Lawrence food manufacturer lands on Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies

Chad Lawhorn

I’ve long been a proponent of eating more vegetables, which is why you’ll often find me with a bag of candy corn attached to my belt. Some of you, though, prefer veggie burgers, and a Lawrence-based company has now ridden that idea to become one of the fastest growing private ...

Is Lawrence the biggest part-time city in America? Plus, a look at other recent job statistics for the city

Chad Lawhorn

As the students return, it is an important time for numbers in Lawrence. Two of the most important: the PIN for the ATM and the phone number to the parents, which becomes particularly important when the first number no longer works. Here’s a look at a few other numbers important ...

City to land Caribbean-themed bar and grill; Reggae Fest tonight in downtown; a rundown of recently approved street events

Chad Lawhorn

Imagine the best part of the Renaissance Festival — turkey legs the size of a VW bus — coming to downtown Lawrence. Now imagine them being Jamaican jerk turkey legs, and that they are available late at night after partaking at a new reggae hangout. What am I talking about? ...

New Thai restaurant set to open along 23rd Street; Chinese restaurant coming to once-popular Sixth Street spot

Chad Lawhorn

I normally wouldn’t recommend traveling to Thailand via a Topeka connection. But this may be the exception, and, no, it doesn’t involve an 82-hour layover and a crop duster from Forbes Field. A longtime Topeka restaurant duo is opening a new Thai restaurant in Lawrence that they promise will give ...

Home construction in Lawrence takes a dip; Lawrence's apartment boom vs. what's happening in KC

Chad Lawhorn

I’m still waiting for the boom to come. Yes, those were the last words I remember saying before waking up on July 5 with a head bandage and a patriotic ringing of the ears. But what I’m talking about this morning is a Lawrence boom in single-family housing construction. New ...

Time to consider a different future for the Lawrence Public Library

Chad Lawhorn

There are many emotions the Lawrence Public Library evokes: joy in gaining new knowledge; pride in the community gathering place the library has become; fear that a librarian will whack me in the knee upon seeing my unpaid overdue book fines. Warm and fuzzy, however, was not one of the ...

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