Town Talk

New economic numbers show Kansas, Missouri laggards; Eudora ranks high in study of best places to own a home, Lawrence ranks not so well

Chad Lawhorn

Maybe we've spent all our energy arguing about whether a football game ought to be played in Arrowhead Stadium. Or maybe we've spent all our money trying to lure businesses from one side of the street in Kansas City to the other. Whatever the case, Kansas and Missouri have missed ...

Plans filed for restaurant to go into former Round Corner Drug space downtown; city seeks comments on police headquarters location

Chad Lawhorn

I'm not sure it will involve coal, but it almost certainly will involve beer. While we could be talking about my stocking on Christmas morning, we're not. Instead, we're trying to determine the latest restaurant that will go into the former Round Corner Drug building at Eighth and Massachusetts streets. ...

More details on proposed East Lawrence bistro/bar and growing tensions in the neighborhood; KDOT awards $18 million bid for west Lawrence interchange

Chad Lawhorn

Maybe it will be street tacos. Maybe it will be Texas barbecue. Maybe it even will be Cajun. It is still unknown what type of food truck will be featured at an East Lawrence bistro/bar proposed for a spot next to the Poehler Lofts. But one thing is clear: Already ...

Large e-cigarette store opens on 23rd Street; part of Iowa street, multiple crosswalks approved for new pavement markings

Chad Lawhorn

I still don't have this e-cigarette trend figured out. I would think it would take an awful long extension cord to make it convenient. Actually, I'm told that's not how it works. If you want to figure out how it does work, there's no shortage of locations in town where ...

Tea and juice shop to open at Sixth and Wakarusa; West Lawrence grocer making progress

Chad Lawhorn

Soon, the only thing northwest Lawrence residents will be missing to ensure they wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed is the crow of a cock. Already there is enough coffee near Sixth and Wakarusa — think Starbucks, J&S, Big Biscuit, Dillons and others — to make my bladder hop like a ...

Bigg's BBQ to open in former Buffalo Bob's space downtown; study finds Douglas County residents get best bang for the buck on taxes paid

Chad Lawhorn

Don't worry downtown co-workers, I once again will have barbecue sauce on my tie for those one o'clock meetings. (Obviously, I mean fresh barbecue sauce.) I've gotten confirmation that Bigg's Barbecue is taking over the downtown space formerly occupied by Buffalo Bob's Smokehouse. Doug Holiday, owner of Bigg's, told me ...

As 31st Street closes, Lawrence traffic woes in full bloom; funding battle over K-10 Connector looms

Chad Lawhorn

A handful of city officials yesterday attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Dick's Sporting Goods Store at 27th and Iowa streets. As they travelled to the store and saw the lines of vehicles backed up at 23rd and Iowa streets due to city construction, I wonder if they ...

KC's Port Fonda is looking for Lawrence location; home building numbers down; report shows size of local apartment boom

Chad Lawhorn

I haven't dusted off my special sombrero yet — just my ordinary one — but I have gotten word that one of Kansas City's hipper Mexican restaurants is seriously considering a Lawrence expansion. I know some of you have heard rumors that Kansas City's Port Fonda is going to open ...

Plans filed for East Lawrence bistro/bar that will feature food truck fare; more incentives requested for Warehouse Arts District; charity BBQ contest on tap

Chad Lawhorn

Perhaps you think driving a truck on to the patio of a bar/bistro is a mistake. (Technically, I think the officer called it a "borderline felony," but I believe I still have the right to remain silent on that.) A proposed East Lawrence business, though, is aiming to show that ...

Town Talk: City may locate police headquarters in new industrial park

Chad Lawhorn

I pity the poor guy who occasionally speeds a bit to get to work on time at the East Hills Business Park. There's a chance that he may not have to avoid just a single patrol car, but rather the whole Lawrence police force. There are new signs that the ...

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