Town Talk

Talk of a new dog park and a $10 per year dog license requirement for Lawrence; Quonset hut debate in East Lawrence on hold; city manager search update

Chad Lawhorn

There are, of course, dozens of reasons why you may see a fellow running with a milk bone in hand, yelling “come back, Toodles, come back.” One of them, though, is his dog likes to run far and wide when taken off a leash at one of the city’s two ...

Kansas City's Jazz restaurant chain sets sights on Lawrence; keeping an eye on list of Gap stores to close; city to address questions about affordable housing tonight

Chad Lawhorn

UPDATE, 11 A.M.: I’ve gotten ahold of co-owner Damian Farris, and he has confirmed that the company has signed a lease to locate in the former Buffalo Wild Wings spot near 10th and Massachusetts. Farris said the company is beginning remodeling work and hopes to be open by late September ...

More than a dozen social service agencies recommended for cuts in city's 2016 budget; downtown July 4 celebration planned; satellite treasurer's office moving

Chad Lawhorn

Wipe off whatever that was that splattered on you from the state’s budget process, and get ready to dive into the city of Lawrence’s budget fun. City commissioners are starting to get a whole lot of numbers about their 2016 budget, and it is easy to see how some of ...

Lawrence-based hamburger chain expanding into Kansas City; a 1,000-foot water slide coming to town; area swimmer signs pro contract with adidas

Chad Lawhorn

You know me, I’m always looking for an excuse to wear my Hamburglar outfit, so my ears perked up when I heard news of a Lawrence business that is becoming a growing burger chain. But, alas, no Hamburglars, no clowns or other such characters. Instead, there’s news that Lawrence-based Dempsey’s ...

Take a look at the new 31st Street and rebuilt Haskell Avenue; federal figures give Kansas economy middling rank; BBQ contest this weekend

Chad Lawhorn

Perhaps you are like me and you vaguely remember a street — I think it was called 31st Street — that would take you between Haskell and Louisiana. Perhaps you are like me and have had your vehicles filled with a metric ton of concrete by construction crews as you ...

Commercial development, duplex plans filed for property near Clinton Parkway and Inverness; city's Parks and Recreation Department finalist for national award

Chad Lawhorn

Perhaps you remember back in late 2013 when a business group filed plans to build a “family fun center” with go-karts, batting cages, mini bowling and other such items near the corner of Clinton Parkway and Inverness Drive. Perhaps you also remember that neighborhood opposition killed the project, leaving several ...

Take a look at East Lawrence's latest multimillion dollar project; city prepares for discussion on economic development incentives

Chad Lawhorn

The latest multimillion dollar project in East Lawrence is nearly complete, and now it is time to weigh in on its distinctive look. Work on the 9 Del Lofts affordable housing project is wrapping up at the corner of Ninth and Delaware streets. The project is the latest by a ...

Lawrence's sales tax collections growing at fastest rate in the state; a final payment on Rock Chalk Park recreation center

Chad Lawhorn

Maybe Lawrence shoppers have crystal balls. Here we are in June, and the latest signs out of Topeka are pointing to a sales tax increase. So, what did Lawrence shoppers do in May? They bought, bought and bought some more. So much so that Lawrence, at the moment, is the ...

Liquor store coming to Ninth and New Hampshire; city set to increase golf fees at Eagle Bend; cost of trees going up too

Chad Lawhorn

I’m in the mood for some this ’n that — and weather that doesn’t require me to wear rubber socks and a life jacket. I can help with one of the two. Here’s a look at some this ’n that items set to occur at Lawrence City Hall in the ...

Longtime Lawrence bar closes; the surprising statistic about local liquor sales; fitness center finds new home

Chad Lawhorn

Thankfully there are still plenty of opportunities around the house for me to wear my captain’s hat and talk like Thurston Howell III. But there’s one less opportunity to do so in the Lawrence nightlife scene. All indications are that the longtime Lawrence bar The Yacht Club has closed. The ...

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