Town Talk

Soul food restaurant opens in eastern Lawrence; don't let signs of redevelopment worry you at The Bottleneck; more than $200K of traffic calming considered for 27th Street

Chad Lawhorn

I try to keep my ear to the ground when it comes to new restaurants in town, and now I’ve found one where you can keep an ear to your mouth too. A soul food restaurant has opened in the shopping center at 19th and Haskell, and one of its ...

New proposal for 120-foot tall tower in eastern Lawrence; hotel owner confirms Holiday Inn to become DoubleTree by Hilton

Chad Lawhorn

Representatives with Verizon have filed plans to build a 120-foot tall communications tower just a few blocks from the site of a previous proposal that brought strong opposition from neighbors and landed City Hall in a federal lawsuit. According to paperwork filed at the city’s planning office, Verizon is seeking ...

Pet food, pet supply chain locating in northwest Lawrence; city decides to make North Lawrence project smaller

Chad Lawhorn

A deal has been struck for Earthwise Pet Supply to go into the multi-tenant building in the Bauer Farm Development in northwest Lawrence. Earthwise will be located in the building that also houses Starbucks and Sports Clips at 4701 Bauer Farm Drive. Earthwise will sell a variety of natural pet ...

Free State Brewing Company creates new beer series; AT&T expanding broadband service; City Hall creates new online public forum

Chad Lawhorn

I don’t think I have to wear Spandex to drink this new beer from Lawrence-based Free State Brewing Company, but perhaps I shouldn’t take any chances. Free State has announced it has created a new limited-release brew in honor of the Dirty Kanza 200, a 200-mile bike ride along the ...

See if your neighborhood is included in $130K worth of sidewalk repairs; meeting about fantasy city government set; city to seek budget comments tonight

Chad Lawhorn

I know I hate it when I’m out running in Lawrence neighborhoods and all of a sudden the sidewalk stops. When you run as fast as I do, you have to be cognizant of fire hazards if you run through grass. So, gaps in the sidewalk system are bad for ...

Update on reopening plans for Ladybird, Jefferson's, Biggs on Mass following fires; a guess on when Menards will open

Chad Lawhorn

If anything good comes out of the fires that have temporarily closed three downtown restaurants, it is that the pairing of doughnuts and bourbon may finally get its due. I have updates on reopening plans for the three eateries — Jefferson’s, Biggs on Mass, and Ladybird Diner — and yes, ...

Lawrence based advertising agency sold to new owner; get ready for 'Unmistakably Lawrence'; plans in the works for City Hall to take over Convention and Visitors Bureau

Chad Lawhorn

A Lawrence-based advertising agency that does work for everybody from Free State Brewing Company to Westar Energy has been sold. Leaders at Callahan Creek have announced that longtime CEO Cindy Maude has sold her majority ownership interest in the company to Callahan Creek President Chris Marshall. With the purchase, Marshall ...

Home sales soar in March; proof that a Chick-fil-A is coming to Lawrence; plans for East Lawrence bar/bistro

Chad Lawhorn

I’m sure we all spent some of our time last weekend watching the Kansas University spring football game, and we all came to the same conclusion about the upcoming season: I’m going to have to buy a bigger house to host all these fantastic watch parties. Well, some people evidently ...

Report says Lawrence could use more conference space; city set to move ahead with $45 million sewer plant

Chad Lawhorn

Lawrence could use some extra conference space, and it probably ought to be located in a place like downtown, a new City Hall report has found. As I told you last week, a new [conference center report][1] commissioned by the city and Kansas University has been completed. Among the findings ...

City set to select Stoddard to serve as interim city manager; speculation that Holiday Inn will become a DoubleTree by Hilton

Chad Lawhorn

Lawrence city commissioners are now off and running in their process to find a replacement for departing City Manager David Corliss. As expected, commissioners are turning to current Assistant City Manager Diane Stoddard to serve as an interim replacement for Corliss, who has taken a job in Colorado. Commissioners at ...

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