Town Talk

Study says Lawrence among 'most improved' cities since end of recession; another arts-based development for East Lawrence; Turnhalle open house

Chad Lawhorn

The bright, fancy labels to attach to our foreheads should be arriving any day now. What's that? You haven't heard that Lawrence has made a national list of "most improved cities"? Indeed we have, and just like the bag of bacon and cheddar potato skins in the vending machine, that ...

QuikTrip moving into restaurant business at 23rd and Haskell; home sales fall in May; area businessman in running for national entrepreneur of the year

Chad Lawhorn

There is a major new player coming to the restaurant business on East 23rd Street, and its familiar name may surprise you: QuikTrip. Just like Da Vinci didn't stop painting after the Mona Lisa, QuikTrip isn't going to let its culinary creations end with the masterpiece known as a roller ...

City being asked to repeal ordinance banning concealed carry of knives; incentives package for $75M apartment project faces first vote

Chad Lawhorn

Well, this is awkward. No one has shown up for the revolution. If you remember a few weeks ago, Lawrence city commissioners [were told][1] that a pair of local laws prohibiting the concealed carrying of knives would no longer be valid because a new state law has been passed that ...

Hy-Vee to add Starbucks, sushi and other items as part of remodel project; KCC seeks comments on proposed natural gas rate increase

Chad Lawhorn

Granola, Starbucks, sushi, a big deli sandwich and perhaps a conversation with a dietician. Perhaps a rather long conversation with a dietician. All those items and more are slated to be part of a remodeling project now underway at the Hy-Vee on Sixth Street. City officials have issued a nearly ...

Fourth of July celebration details announced; The Met makes major purchase of works by Lawrence artist

Chad Lawhorn

It is time to start making those Fourth of July plans. Start peeling the potatoes for the salad, dig the hole for the pig roast, and build the access road, concrete launching pad, and the 122 -foot-deep safety bunker for the "fireworks" show. Or, some of you may just want ...

Lawrence building totals off to slow start in 2014; a brief history of local property tax rates

Chad Lawhorn

Perhaps my wife has infiltrated the Lawrence construction industry and convinced the builders of her motto: Summer is for shopping (And in case you are wondering, the calendars that show summer beginning on June 21 are sneered at in my house.) As we told you yesterday, current retail sales numbers ...

Retail sales grow for sixth consecutive month in Lawrence; KU launches 25th startup company; city receives another incentive request

Chad Lawhorn

March Madness. You all remember those days in Lawrence. We were all mad. Stupid doctors who can't fix Joel Embiid's back. Stupid Stanford mascot. Stupid television screen that can't withstand a platter of 23 pounds of bean dip being thrown at it. Well, evidently we weren't so mad that it ...

More details on proposed PetSmart on south Iowa Street; city gets incentives request for $75 million apartment project

Chad Lawhorn

It is going to be a different type of one-stop shopping at 27th and Iowa streets. All of us youth-league coaches will be able to load up on our sporting goods gear at the new Dick's and be able to walk next door to PetSmart to pick up the feed ...

Town Talk: New West Lawrence restaurant aims to bring Chipotle concept to Italian food; UPDATE PetSmart files plans for Lawrence store

Chad Lawhorn

UPDATE: Plans have been filed at City Hall for PetSmart to move into vacant space next to the recently opened Dick's Sporting Goods Store at 27th and Iowa streets. Drawings show the national retailer taking the southern portion of the large building, which used to house Sears. The plans also ...

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 ...

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