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Lawrence garners ranking in Best Small Places to Live report; host of Kansas communities score higher than Lawrence in new business ranking

Chad Lawhorn

The best type of rankings are those that are determined on a field of play, cause a parade to be held for the victors, and give all of us the opportunity to practice the important art of faking a cough and forging a doctor’s note to give to the HR ...

Plans filed for new fast order food restaurants near Clinton Parkway and Inverness

Chad Lawhorn

I’m sure coffee sounds good to some of you following the historic late-night Royals victory and the celebrations that lasted into the morning. My healthful ways don’t allow me to drink coffee, so I’ve resorted to popping leftover Halloween Skittles approximately every 1.2 seconds. But those of you in southwest ...

Plans filed for cafe along the Kansas River levee; City Commission set to start interviewing city manager candidates

Chad Lawhorn

I’m guessing you are much like me in that when you are biking on the Kansas River levee trail you sure wish you had some biscuits and gravy. Not only are they good, healthy fuel for the body, I’ve also found that well-made gravy that wicks off my Spandex really ...

A new study that says it pays to go to K-State over KU; opening date set for another new south Iowa Street retailer

Chad Lawhorn

Perhaps you too stayed up later than you intended last night watching a magic show that was billed as a baseball game. Perhaps your alarm clock also did not survive the beating it took this morning from the miniature Alex Gordon bat that you slept with, and now you too ...

West Lawrence restaurant undergoes major expansion; a sneak peek at new Port Fonda restaurant in downtown

Chad Lawhorn

One day after [Ellen DeGeneres gave away World Series tickets to Lawrence fans][1] who could, at the spur of the moment, don royalty costumes, I’m still mad at my wife for excommunicating me from my role of king of the household. (Technically I was never king of the household, but ...

Another Mexican restaurant chain coming to 23rd Street; Jazz opens downtown Lawrence restaurant

Chad Lawhorn

Let the fiesta continue on West 23rd Street. Another Mexican restaurant is coming to the corridor. The latest will be the national chain Qdoba Mexican Grill. If you remember[, I briefly mentioned in July][1] that I had heard Qdoba was looking for a spot along the 23rd Street corridor. Well, ...

Lawrence loses once popular event to Topeka; questions about wind energy in Douglas County; Lawrence bakery wins top ranking in state

Chad Lawhorn

I’ll take a break from hand-sewing my Sluggerrr costume for tonight’s pivotal Game 6 Royals/Blue Jays match up to empty my notebook. Here are a few tidbits to close out the week: • Lawrence, if you want to get your green on, you had better plan a trip to Topeka ...

Battle for control brewing in East Lawrence Neighborhood Association; look at renderings for proposed Ninth Street project

Chad Lawhorn

Get ready for a showdown, East Lawrence style. No, in this case, that doesn’t mean dueling muralists, drag races with Art Tougeau cars, or any of the other funky features that make East Lawrence such a hip place. Instead, we’re talking about an old-fashioned political showdown. Word is circulating around ...

Another new retailer slated for 27th and Iowa intersection; seminar to help manufacturing start-up companies

Chad Lawhorn

I know I spend a lot of time figuring out what I’m going to wear to a KU sporting event. I have to figure out whether I’m more likely to drip nacho cheese sauce or ketchup on my chest, and then I have to color-coordinate appropriately. But my understanding is ...

Deal in the works for KC firm to buy homegrown, Lawrence manufacturer; Ulta Beauty open on south Iowa

Chad Lawhorn

In one way, Lawrence is kind of a hot spot in the extreme sports world of off-road racing, and I’m not even talking about the white-knuckle trek my wife’s Ford Taurus takes when there is a sale on South Iowa Street. No, Lawrence is home to HiPer Technologies, a homegrown ...

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