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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 ...

Some merchants may be asked to pay higher fee to be part of Downtown Lawrence sidewalk sale; fun center idea still alive; Wal-Mart plans to reopen recycling center

Chad Lawhorn

I am used to the Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale costing me significant money. (How significant? I find it is easier to measure it in Brinks trucks rather than actual dollars.) But now costs may be rising for some businesses that participate in the sale as well. Downtown Lawrence Inc. is ...

Dick's Sporting Goods to have ribbon cutting Tuesday, grand opening June 6-8; Massachusetts Street named top tourist attraction in state

Chad Lawhorn

It soon will be a new ballgame for Lawrence sports and outdoor enthusiasts. Dick's Sporting Goods has announced the dates for its grand opening in Lawrence, and as expected, it is coming right up. The national retailer will host a grand opening celebration from Friday, June 6 to Sunday June ...

API Foils files plans for expansion in East Hills Business Park; latest timetable for Wakarusa roundabout; more news on super-fast broadband

Chad Lawhorn

Coming out of this Memorial Day weekend, there are at least two things to keep an eye on: the bathroom scale, after copious amounts of potato salad, and the check-engine light, after I used the Taurus to demonstrate how I would have run the Indy 500. Well, let's add a ...

Lawrence-based company launches salad dressing line, set to make QVC appearance; city commissioners to discuss fun center and police headquarters

Chad Lawhorn

The area near 23rd and Haskell is quickly becoming one of the more important food centers in Lawrence. I know what you're thinking: That's obvious. The ability to start your day with a handful of donuts, a bag of Doritios and a two-litter bottle of Mountain Dew at QuikTrip is ...

Lawrence home sales and prices fall in April; new numbers suggest local tax base is growing; city to be featured in True West magazine

Chad Lawhorn

Lawrence's spring real estate market is a bit like my lawn this season: There are a few dandelions out there, but you still can convince yourself that those are just pretty flowers. The most recent report from the Lawrence Board of Realtors confirms a trend that has been developing over ...

Haskell Avenue may reopen earlier than expected; Dick's Sporting Goods expected to announce opening date soon

Chad Lawhorn

The Haskell Hassle may be over sooner than we expected. If you aren't familiar with the Haskell Hassle, that's the phrase I've coined to describe the traffic mess that has resulted from the closure of a key portion of Haskell Avenue south of 23rd Street. (I thought for sure the ...

New four-story East Lawrence lofts building to have distinctive design; city to add recycling containers downtown

Chad Lawhorn

East Lawrence's Warehouse Arts District already has provided us some interesting things to look at. The district's Cider Gallery and the host of art studios adjacent to it put out a lot of distinctive work. But now, we'll find out if Lawrence is ready for four-stories of distinctive. As we ...

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