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West Lawrence private school files plans for significant expansion

Chad Lawhorn

Bishop Seabury Academy has filed plans to fill in the swimming pool on its Lawrence campus. The rest of us shouldn’t do anything drastic like selling our Speedos or stop using hip phrases from “Baywatch.” None of this is a sign that summer is canceled. Rather, the school is planning ...

Two of downtown's older retailers close, but will reopen as part of new 'mashup' concept store

Chad Lawhorn

When I think of spectators in downtown Lawrence, I’m unfortunately reminded of the day that I thought spandex on Mass. Street was a good fashion choice. Far more of you probably think of the longtime downtown women’s clothing store, Spectator’s. Well, there have been big changes at Spectator’s and its ...

A look at the college basketball indictment — and questions about what KU does next

Chad Lawhorn

Fortunately, my specialty on pickup basketball teams is reading the federal indictments. Indeed, I did spend time late Tuesday reading the [federal indictment][1] that brings the FBI investigation into college basketball to KU’s doorstep. Here are a few things to watch and wonder about in the coming weeks. • **Are ...

After closing south Iowa store, Payless says it will open new store in west Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

My 15-year old son constantly reminds me I don’t know anything about shoes. Apparently a quality shoe no longer needs five pounds of cowhide leather, rappers have replaced basketball players as experts in shoe technology, and it is a prudent “investment” to take out a home equity loan to buy ...

A look at the big building under construction at VenturePark in eastern Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

Motorists in eastern Lawrence have noticed the bulldozers and the dump trucks, and soon will start asking what new company is going into the VenturePark business center near 23rd and O’Connell. The answer: We don’t know yet. We’ve been reporting for months that Kansas City-based VanTrust Real Estate plans to ...

Looking at numbers to try to figure out how much money and liquor flow into Lawrence during a Final Four

Chad Lawhorn

Some of the strongest memories I have of KU’s past two Final Four appearances involve a Patton-like army of beer trucks invading downtown Lawrence. I was doing daytime journalism on both national championship game days in 2012 and 2008 and still remember the caravan of beer trucks downtown getting all ...

An update on the plans for a Casey's store on Sixth Street; Lawrence drink business shut down by the state

Chad Lawhorn

Even though baseball season is upon us (yeah, I hadn’t noticed either), it is not Casey at the Bat that I have on my mind. I want to know when Casey’s breakfast pizza is going to be on my dashboard. It has been almost seven months since Casey’s General Store ...

Plans filed to build new neighborhood north of Rock Chalk Park in northwest Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

Living next to a recreation center would be great. I could exercise by osmosis. I don’t know if that is what is driving it, but plans for a major new housing development north of Rock Chalk Park have been filed. Lawrence businessman Michael Garber has filed plans to build an ...

New report shows 2017 Kansas incomes didn't keep up with inflation, were among the slowest growing in the U.S.

Chad Lawhorn

We can’t all be Lawrence sports bar owners or Final Four T-shirt salesmen. The world would run out of money. Well, a new report suggests the rest of the world has largely avoided giving its money to Kansas. Personal income growth in Kansas was among the slowest in the U.S. ...

Discount tool retailer has plans for local store; signs of new life at former Hobby Lobby site; a Missouri billionaire stakes a Lawrence claim

Chad Lawhorn

Either I love tools or just break a lot of things because I always carry in my front pocket a Leatherman multitool that ensures I have at least 10 tools with me at all times. If you too are that type of a person, you might be interested to know ...

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