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News on Buffalo Wild Wings opening date on south Iowa, closing date in downtown; Lawrence gets a peek at how other cities maintain sidewalks

Chad Lawhorn

Last night at a Lied Center Halloween costume contest, one of the winners was dressed like a piece of sushi. That costume would be safe at my doorstep, unless I was in the mood to fish. But as a court file somewhere can attest, a chicken wing ringing my doorbell ...

Group studying multimillion-dollar Lawrence retirement cooperative; large East Lawrence site to hit development market; 14 million Douglas County trees

Chad Lawhorn

There’s a new group in Lawrence promoting the benefits of retiring at a co-op. It took me a moment to wrap my head around the idea. Why would I want to retire at a grain elevator? Those, after all, are some of the larger examples of cooperatives in the area. ...

Downtown shop of 30 years changes name, look; campaign contributors to police vote likely won't be known before election

Chad Lawhorn

There are still Lawrence residents who remember when the downtown shop Britches was the place to go to get a fancy pair of $300 jeans. (I remember. That might have been when I started using a morphine drip to help open the credit card statements.) But those types of prices ...

Sponsor found for downtown Christmas parade; city plans for Winter Wonder Weekend; downtown shops to again hand out Halloween candy; construction set for industrial park

Chad Lawhorn

I don’t know about you, but my idea of a Winter Wonder Weekend in Lawrence would be Bill Self making me a steaming hot batch of biscuits and gravy, Big Jay and Little Jay shoveling my driveway and a new 12-volt battery for my heated long johns. I’m not sure ...

National chain Pinot's Palette signs deal for west Lawrence space; a new resolution related to police HQ; examining the city's math on proposed sales tax

Chad Lawhorn

Despite that unfortunate incident with a step ladder, a half gallon of fandango pink and the kitchen ceiling, I still believe that a bottle of wine improves most painting jobs. A new business slated for Lawrence agrees. The national franchise Pinot’s Palette has signed a deal to open a Lawrence ...

Green energy company to locate headquarters on 23rd Street; a Mangino yard sign; possible changes to how city deals with downtown races

Chad Lawhorn

Expect one stretch of 23rd Street to become a little greener. Don’t worry, Lawrence construction crews aren’t changing from orange cones to green ones. Instead, a growing green energy company is setting up its headquarters in a 23rd Street building and plans to use the prominent site to show off ...

City collects 50 tons of recycling on first day of new program; update on Sixth and Iowa; Lawrence's impressive job numbers

Chad Lawhorn

Lawrence’s new curbside recycling program is off and running, and city officials are pleased with the first day’s haul. City crews collected 50 tons of material to be recycled on Tuesday, which was the first day of operations. (Yes, upon hearing that number I was nervous that my wife had ...

Reduced parking plan for apartments may have uphill battle; nearly 80 percent of rental inspections finding violations; a powerful video about a Lawrence fire

Chad Lawhorn

Just a note to whoever is making the decision about who will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Kauffman Stadium tonight: I’m warmed up and have pin-point control. It is not even 10 a.m. yet, and I’ve already hit my Royal blue shirt with nacho cheese sauce, my Royal ...

News of changes for Taco Bell, Buffalo Wild Wings; Kansas Half Marathon wants to return to downtown

Chad Lawhorn

If I could just get my hair to grow like famed boxing promoter Don King, I think I could put together a heck of a rumble here in Lawrence. Picture this: Ronald McDonald, the Taco Bell Chihuahua, and his majesty the Burger King squaring off in the middle of 23rd ...

Proposed buyer of Turnhalle building still looking for a tenant; McDonald's on South Iowa to close for remodel; World Series produces change-up at City Hall

Chad Lawhorn

I’ve had a few plans based on beer, bowling and gymnastics (I still contend the tumble I took in the ninth frame was gymnastics.) But I’ve never had a business plan based on the trio. Apparently others haven’t either, and that’s bad news for fans of the Turnhalle building, the ...

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