Town Talk

Lawrence retail sales continue to surge, while home sales slump

Chad Lawhorn

You want statistics. I’ve got ‘em. KU’s football team has a better 2016 record than Oklahoma, K-State and Missouri. After 96 hours of college football on a Labor Day weekend, you will go through 192 bags of Doritos, three overheated remote controls and not nearly enough ScotchGard. I even have ...

Longtime downtown restaurant reopens, plans to add college arcade; several downtown businesses set to close

Chad Lawhorn

You have to admit a bread bowl is a fabulous invention, and if a restaurant ever starts serving certain beverages out of a candy cup, we should create a whole new category of awards for it. In the meantime, we can celebrate the reopening of one of the more prominent ...

Stained glass artwork comes to North Lawrence; one of city's largest construction companies sold

Chad Lawhorn

I know you have long been thinking it: North Lawrence’s genteel nature makes it the perfect candidate to become Lawrence’s Stained Glass Capital. Well, a local entrepreneur is working to make that happen. Oz Art Glass has opened at 626 N. Second St. and hopes to begin introducing more Lawrence ...

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? ...

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