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Plans filed for Dollar General store in eastern Lawrence; law office has expansion plans; local author has piece featured in New York Times

Chad Lawhorn

Among the many things that I’m famous for at Super Bowl parties — and that my lawyer advises me I can talk about — is bringing extremely off-brand chips that I have bought from one of those dollar discount stores. Well, get a bigger chip bowl, because plans have been ...

Changes on tap for longtime downtown bakery; Lawrence printing company announces new CEO

Chad Lawhorn

After KU’s blowout loss last night, a breadbasket is the only type of basket worth talking about today. Fortunately, I’ve got news about one of Lawrence’s larger bread-makers. The downtown bakery Great Harvest Bread Co. has new owners and also several new offerings. Longtime Baker Bob Garrett — known by ...

City delays final vote to deny shopping center at SLT and Iowa; issue of what city wants developed at intersection still unclear

Chad Lawhorn

I certainly know a thing or two about backtracking. When you live in a house with a 12- and a 9-year-old you get to hear plenty of it. When you “complete” home improvement projects the way I do, you certainly get to practice it too. (I never said the staircase ...

Longtime Lawrence bar and grill The Yacht Club reopens under new ownership

Chad Lawhorn

For many years, parents of KU students were under the impression that their children were getting a fine education in all things nautical. After all, the credit card statement kept showing visits to The Yacht Club. Come to find out, The Yacht Club was a bar and grill. [As we ...

New grocery chain coming to the area with store, fueling center; update on Church's Chicken speculation

Chad Lawhorn

I know on that long drive from Lawrence to Johnson County, I often times need to restock my supply of Doritos, Twinkies, hair gel and other necessities for surviving in the big city. Well, plans have been approved for a large, new grocery store at the K-10 interchange at De ...

New sandwich shop coming to southern Lawrence; car dealership buys property along south Iowa Street; advocate to sell KU versus Kentucky basketball tickets to raise money for affordable housing

Chad Lawhorn

There’s a new sandwich chain coming to south Iowa Street, and I’ll be honest, it has me worrying about my penmanship. The sandwich chain Which Wich is coming to a shopping center near 26th and Iowa streets, and will bring its unique concept that involves customers writing out their own ...

Plans filed for major soccer complex near eastern end of SLT; Kansas ranks near top of list of states people are leaving

Chad Lawhorn

The first new development to go along the edge of the soon-to-be-completed South Lawrence Trafficway probably won’t be a new shopping center, but rather may be a big soccer complex. Plans have been filed for a multifield soccer facility near the eastern end of the SLT. A nonprofit organization called ...

Lawrence sales tax growth in 2015 among the tops in the state; city confirms special taxing district at Oread hasn't reported for last two months

Chad Lawhorn

We may argue about whether or where we want new retail development to occur in Lawrence, but it hasn’t done anything to slow shoppers from stuffing their carts in 2015. New numbers show that Lawrence’s sales tax collections were near the top of the list for fastest-growing in the state. ...

Lawrence included in national study of communities with best and worst credit scores; Lawrence getting hammered in voting for best Midwestern city

Chad Lawhorn

Usually in January, I try to hide from all credit card-related news. But I’ll come out of my El Chapo-like tunnel system long enough to pass this information along: Lawrence scores relatively well in a new financial study that measures credit scores across the country. The financial website WalletHub has ...

Fritzel family takes over ownership of Alvamar; some renovation work begins with much more on the way

Chad Lawhorn

Members of the Fritzel family now own the Alvamar Golf and Country Club, and renovations to the west Lawrence property are already underway. As we previously have reported, a group led by Lawrence businessman Thomas Fritzel has been working to purchase the country club. Members of the club were recently ...

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