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New pastry shop and bakery opens near Sixth and Wakarusa in West Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

There is hope for me yet. A new shop at Sixth and Wakarusa streets is proving that a year's worth of being yelled at and having things thrown at you can result in good things. Mark Gregory, the former head baker at The Merc, has opened Scratch Bakery at 4821 ...

Developer pursuing idea for East Lawrence bistro in Warehouse Arts District

Chad Lawhorn

Maybe it will be called the Black Powder Bistro. As we [briefly reported][1] several weeks ago, the idea for a bistro in East Lawrence's Warehouse Arts District is gaining steam. Arts district developer Tony Krsnich has a request before city commissioners tonight to rezone a late 1800s stone building near ...

23rd and Iowa, 23rd and Ousdahl improvements up for discussion at City Hall

Chad Lawhorn

Whether it is via bus, via car, or via a boat through the intersection of 23rd and Ousdahl, Lawrence city commissioners are set to discuss a host of transportation issues this week. (Spoiler alert: They're trying to decrease the need for a boat at 23rd and Ousdahl.) Here's a look ...

Idea for Clinton Lake resort scrapped by state; city asked to approve name for Farmland business park

Chad Lawhorn

A couple pieces of quick news out of Lawrence City Hall on what is shaping up to be a busy Friday: • Plans for a resort at Clinton Lake State Park have fizzled, according to word from the City Manager's office. City Manager David Corliss reports that state officials have ...

More details on plans for a Dick's Sporting Goods store in old Sears building

Chad Lawhorn

Yes, Lawrence really is going to get a Dick's Sporting Goods store. [We reported last wee][1]k that a building permit application had been made that strongly suggested a Dick's Sporting Goods store was set to go into a portion of the former Sears building at 27th and Iowa streets. Well, ...

Mother Earth News Fair expected to draw 10,000 to downtown Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

Among the many, many . . . many things my wife is an expert on, Ed Begley Jr. is one. If you are of a certain age, perhaps you remember him as one of the stars of the 1980s TV series "St. Elsewhere." If you are a fan of cheesy ...

City receives seven proposed sites for police headquarters building

Chad Lawhorn

City officials have received seven proposals from property owners wanting to house a proposed multimillion dollar police headquarters, and several of them are in the city's emerging commercial districts. Here's a quick look at the [seven sites][1] that were proposed to the city earlier this week and just made public ...

A new Kansas River trail and city nature area near Burcham Park may be in the works

Chad Lawhorn

Burcham Park and the area around it will be one to keep an eye on in the near future. As we've previously reported, the city's utilities department has a pair of multimillion dollar projects that will go through the park, near Second and Indiana streets close to the Kansas River. ...

Delaware chief: Tribe doesn't have immediate plans for North Lawrence casino

Chad Lawhorn

The odds that North Lawrence will be getting an Indian casino anytime soon may have decreased just a bit. [Ever since we reported in July][1] that the Oklahoma-based Delaware Tribe of Indians purchased a prime piece of property along the interstate in North Lawrence, new information about the tribe's plans ...

Vacant Sears building sold; plans at City Hall suggest Dick's Sporting Goods on the way

Chad Lawhorn

It is sure beginning to look like Dick's Sporting Goods is headed for the vacant Sears building on South Iowa Street. In recent days, the building at 2727 Iowa St. has sold and a building permit has been filed at City Hall that contains clues that suggest Dick's Sporting Goods ...

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