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Pet food, pet supply chain locating in northwest Lawrence; city decides to make North Lawrence project smaller

Chad Lawhorn

A deal has been struck for Earthwise Pet Supply to go into the multi-tenant building in the Bauer Farm Development in northwest Lawrence. Earthwise will be located in the building that also houses Starbucks and Sports Clips at 4701 Bauer Farm Drive. Earthwise will sell a variety of natural pet ...

Free State Brewing Company creates new beer series; AT&T expanding broadband service; City Hall creates new online public forum

Chad Lawhorn

I don’t think I have to wear Spandex to drink this new beer from Lawrence-based Free State Brewing Company, but perhaps I shouldn’t take any chances. Free State has announced it has created a new limited-release brew in honor of the Dirty Kanza 200, a 200-mile bike ride along the ...

See if your neighborhood is included in $130K worth of sidewalk repairs; meeting about fantasy city government set; city to seek budget comments tonight

Chad Lawhorn

I know I hate it when I’m out running in Lawrence neighborhoods and all of a sudden the sidewalk stops. When you run as fast as I do, you have to be cognizant of fire hazards if you run through grass. So, gaps in the sidewalk system are bad for ...

Update on reopening plans for Ladybird, Jefferson's, Biggs on Mass following fires; a guess on when Menards will open

Chad Lawhorn

If anything good comes out of the fires that have temporarily closed three downtown restaurants, it is that the pairing of doughnuts and bourbon may finally get its due. I have updates on reopening plans for the three eateries — Jefferson’s, Biggs on Mass, and Ladybird Diner — and yes, ...

Lawrence based advertising agency sold to new owner; get ready for 'Unmistakably Lawrence'; plans in the works for City Hall to take over Convention and Visitors Bureau

Chad Lawhorn

A Lawrence-based advertising agency that does work for everybody from Free State Brewing Company to Westar Energy has been sold. Leaders at Callahan Creek have announced that longtime CEO Cindy Maude has sold her majority ownership interest in the company to Callahan Creek President Chris Marshall. With the purchase, Marshall ...

Home sales soar in March; proof that a Chick-fil-A is coming to Lawrence; plans for East Lawrence bar/bistro

Chad Lawhorn

I’m sure we all spent some of our time last weekend watching the Kansas University spring football game, and we all came to the same conclusion about the upcoming season: I’m going to have to buy a bigger house to host all these fantastic watch parties. Well, some people evidently ...

Report says Lawrence could use more conference space; city set to move ahead with $45 million sewer plant

Chad Lawhorn

Lawrence could use some extra conference space, and it probably ought to be located in a place like downtown, a new City Hall report has found. As I told you last week, a new [conference center report][1] commissioned by the city and Kansas University has been completed. Among the findings ...

City set to select Stoddard to serve as interim city manager; speculation that Holiday Inn will become a DoubleTree by Hilton

Chad Lawhorn

Lawrence city commissioners are now off and running in their process to find a replacement for departing City Manager David Corliss. As expected, commissioners are turning to current Assistant City Manager Diane Stoddard to serve as an interim replacement for Corliss, who has taken a job in Colorado. Commissioners at ...

New center for business startups opens near Ninth and Iowa; city plans to discuss gigabit Internet again

Chad Lawhorn

Figuring out how to help Lawrence residents build new companies is the big talk in local economic development circles these days. Now, there is a new private effort underway to help budding entrepreneurs as well. The Lawrence Center for Entrepreneurship has recently opened near Ninth and Iowa streets. If you ...

How paychecks, pickup trucks and guns fit into the city's budget deliberations; name change on tap for Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau

Chad Lawhorn

Paychecks, pickup trucks and guns: They’re not just the beginning of a Jeff Foxworthy joke. They’re also items to keep an eye on as city commissioners begin crafting a 2016 budget. The new City Commission yesterday spent some time talking about budget issues and other spending matters. As we reported, ...

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