Town Talk

Lawrence ranks high in new lists of fastest growing cities; latest Kansas income numbers not too bad; Dillons announces job gains in Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

Following Tuesday's late-night Royals playoff victory, Lawrence and the entire Kansas City metro area ranks fairly high on a new list of top cities with zombie-like workers with Salvador Perez tattoos. As exciting and useful as that is, local leaders may be more interested in a new list that shows ...

Discovery furniture to close Lawrence store and sell property to investment group; talk of south Iowa Street retail heats back up

Chad Lawhorn

Lawrence is losing in the furniture battle, and I’m not just talking about my effort to get a recliner with a built-in beer cooler, bun warmers and a secret Doritos compartment in my living room. No, the city’s largest furniture store has plans to close in early 2015. The owners ...

Downtown business of 25 years closing on Sunday; local home sales fall in August; Wicked Broadband owner considering run for city commission

Chad Lawhorn

I often have had shoppers at a garage sale I’ve hosted tell me I have a particular item priced too high. (I don’t care what they say, my [portrait of dogs playing pool][1] is at least a $10,000 piece of art.) But I’ve never had someone like Gary Strong come ...

Burger King begins work to reopen on Sixth Street; Menards receives building permit from city; large apartment project near KU lacks financing

Chad Lawhorn

It really is safe for all of us to get out our bibs, our paper crowns, our mobile thrones and all the other accoutrements required for a proper trip to Burger King. The Burger King on Sixth Street is going to reopen. Really. There have been a few false starts ...

Retail sales in Lawrence hit new high; Biggs opens downtown location; Burger Fi expected to open in matter of days

Chad Lawhorn

Maybe it was the gross of red, white and blue streamers that I bought, or perhaps the case of burn ointment that I ordered, or maybe even the significant amount of foundation work I had to perform after my buddy lit a firecracker that looked and sounded a lot like ...

New spa opens near Ninth and Iowa; company with local ties vying to make 1 billion coffee cups for Dunkin' Donuts

Chad Lawhorn

I sure could use a spa treatment after this past weekend. I’m sure we all could. First, there were the handsprings following the KU football team’s win over the University of Michigan. (Why do my geography and editing teachers keep texting me?) Then there were the series of violent swings ...

Mexican restaurant moving to 34th and Iowa streets; food truck debate set for Tuesday; city to consider tax rebate for another apartment project

Chad Lawhorn

If you are like me and find that it is helpful to have about a gallon of nacho dip and approximately about that much in margaritas before your significant other drags you to the latest romantic comedy playing at the theater, I have good news for you. The popular Mexican ...

Financial technology firm moves onto Massachusetts Street; downtown office seeks sidewalk seating area for employees; city to mull nearly $500,000 donation to Boys & Girls Club

Chad Lawhorn

In the Internet age, the world of finance moves at a frightening pace. If you don’t believe me, just watch my bank account on a day that Amazon puts designer shoes on sale . . . or purses . . . or bulk chocolate for the chocolate fountain . . ...

A look at how smart and how small Lawrence is; large apartment project near KU seeks change in parking standards

Chad Lawhorn

We are smart here in Lawrence. If you don’t believe us, we can show you any number of lists to prove it. And if that doesn’t do it, we can always retort with our unofficial motto: Just wait until basketball season. All this is to say, Lawrence has landed on ...

Sushi restaurant going into former American Eagle space downtown; more details on fledgling opposition group for police headquarters

Chad Lawhorn

So, you’re not much of a dancer, I hear. Well, maybe a sushi roll will put an extra wiggle in your step. You soon may get a chance to find out because a new restaurant that combines sushi and nightlife is set to open in downtown Lawrence. An establishment called ...

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