Town Talk

Latest report shows extent of Lawrence job losses over last 12 months

Chad Lawhorn

My weeklong vacation once again has dashed my hopes of becoming a professional fisherman. Even the box of frozen fish sticks managed to get away. Regardless, I do have news about other Kansas jobs. As we reported last week, unemployment in Kansas rose during August, as the state lost about ...

Details emerge on new East Lawrence bistro; signs of a fish house coming to downtown; news of upcoming street parties

Chad Lawhorn

As you may guess from my sophistication, I’m a frequent world traveler. At least a couple of nights per week, I watch reruns of "House Hunters International" on HGTV. So, I’m probably the target audience of a planned East Lawrence bistro that will feature a rotating menu of world cuisine. ...

New kitchen, home store set to open in downtown; Lawrence Public Library lands on another 'best of' list

Chad Lawhorn

When it comes to matters of the kitchen, my hunches are almost always right. (I still contend the issue with the pressure cooker was not a complete mistake since insurance covered the first $50,000 in damages.) And indeed, the speculation I recently reported on regarding a new kitchen store coming ...

Lawrence retail sales continue to surge, while home sales slump

Chad Lawhorn

You want statistics. I’ve got ‘em. KU’s football team has a better 2016 record than Oklahoma, K-State and Missouri. After 96 hours of college football on a Labor Day weekend, you will go through 192 bags of Doritos, three overheated remote controls and not nearly enough ScotchGard. I even have ...

Longtime downtown restaurant reopens, plans to add college arcade; several downtown businesses set to close

Chad Lawhorn

You have to admit a bread bowl is a fabulous invention, and if a restaurant ever starts serving certain beverages out of a candy cup, we should create a whole new category of awards for it. In the meantime, we can celebrate the reopening of one of the more prominent ...

Stained glass artwork comes to North Lawrence; one of city's largest construction companies sold

Chad Lawhorn

I know you have long been thinking it: North Lawrence’s genteel nature makes it the perfect candidate to become Lawrence’s Stained Glass Capital. Well, a local entrepreneur is working to make that happen. Oz Art Glass has opened at 626 N. Second St. and hopes to begin introducing more Lawrence ...

A look at how much more you could earn by working in Kansas City, and other wage and salary information about Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

Surely there is a condition known as Kansas City Envy. I don’t know what all the symptoms are — perhaps a Royals tattoo in an inappropriate place or maybe barbecue sauce in an even more inappropriate place — but there’s a new report that suggests Lawrence may have reason to ...

Breakfast by the river now a new North Lawrence option; bike shop to leave East Lawrence for new location

Chad Lawhorn

North Lawrence’s newest diner doesn’t have a stationary bike that lets you work off breakfast as you are eating it, but it does have a large bicycle theme to it. As we reported earlier this year, plans were in the works for a new diner near the popular Kansas River ...

New KU merchandise store opens along 23rd Street; dream of Mexican/Italian restaurant dashed

Chad Lawhorn

No one will ever confuse the The Malls shopping center at 23rd and Louisiana with Allen Fieldhouse. (I don’t want to get into all the details, but if you show up with a "K" painted on your bare chest, it is not well received at certain establishments in The Malls.) ...

New bargain store opens on 23rd Street; speculation of a gun range plan; Kansas last in new construction report

Chad Lawhorn

Among the great business strategies are buy low, sell high, and always bet on the college students ruining the carpet in their apartments. A new Lawrence business is definitely counting on the second one. In the spot that used to house Bargain Depot at 23rd and Harper, a new business ...

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