Town Talk

A look at what a downtown grocery store would look like and details of a new lawsuit aiming to stop it

Chad Lawhorn

Lawrence residents can now get a glimpse of what a downtown grocery store may look like, but it also is becoming clearer what the legal fight to stop the project may look like too. As we have reported several times, a local development group has strong interest in converting the ...

Downtown convenience store set to close; where Kansas ranks on list of states most likely to lose college graduates

Chad Lawhorn

There soon will be one less convenience in downtown Lawrence. No, you can still get a cup of coffee every 12 feet, and if you like a beverage that is colder with more suds, that’s available about every six feet. But if you are just looking for a bag of ...

Discussion of more signs for Kasold-SLT intersection on tap; thoughts of a Crossgate Drive interchange for the SLT

Chad Lawhorn

Perhaps there is a yin and yang involved with the South Lawrence Trafficway. As arguments die down with the opening of the long-debated eastern leg of the trafficway, new ones rise on the western leg of the trafficway. Lawrence’s world is not in balance if we don’t argue about a ...

Longtime family-owned clothing store signs deal to locate in downtown Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

It may be the oldest new store to ever locate in downtown Lawrence. A clothing store that has been owned by the same family for the last 119 years has signed a deal to locate along Massachusetts Street. Glik’s — a store that bills itself with the tagline of “hot ...

Restaurant files plans to become first in downtown to have rooftop dining; popular KC restaurant closes its Lawrence location

Chad Lawhorn

I won’t even tell you how I got assigned rooftop dining-for-one this Thanksgiving. (I will say I thought it was well understood that certain rules of civility were temporarily suspended when only one scoop of potatoes remained.) Rooftop dining, however, isn’t always a banishment, but rather is big business for ...

Housing prices continue to spike in Lawrence as number of homes for sale declines

Chad Lawhorn

I once tried to buy my wife a new house for Christmas, but I ran out of wrapping paper and called the whole thing off. Well, if you are in the market for a holiday home purchase this year, you will need more than a large supply of gift wrap. ...

From dominoes to origami, new Lawrence business plans to teach it all; gasoline really cheap locally, new report finds

Chad Lawhorn

I have known many masters of dollar bill origami. Wait. I’m now told “origami” is not a French word for “to make disappear.” In that case, I know nothing about dollar bill origami. But there is a new business in Lawrence that will teach me lots about that topic, plus ...

What's that under construction along 23rd Street? Here's an update

Chad Lawhorn

For some people, turkey makes them sleepy. For me, it makes me forgetful — as in I forget to breathe in between bites. I don’t know what makes you forgetful, but evidently it is something because I’ve had several requests to remind people about a couple of 23rd Street projects ...

Douglas County residents, the federal government says you made a lot more money in 2015

Chad Lawhorn

Here I was worried about my physique, but apparently it was just my wallet that had gotten fatter. New numbers out from the federal government suggest several wallets got fatter in 2015 as Douglas County had one of the best income growth rates in the state. In particular it looks ...

Rock Chalk Park project mentioned in city allegations against Oread hotel taxing district; Uber gets new competitor in Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

An old name has popped up in the city’s new lawsuit alleging a fraudulent tax scheme related to The Oread hotel. The name: Rock Chalk Park. If you haven’t already, [read LJWorld reporter Rochelle Valverde’s excellent account][1] of what’s included in the city’s lawsuit against Thomas Fritzel and his entity ...

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