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The latest list of property sales in Lawrence and Douglas County

Chad Lawhorn

Another week means another week of real estate sales and land transfers as recorded by our friends down at the Douglas County Courthouse. Nothing too much to report on the commercial front this week, but [click here][1] to see the complete list of property sales for the week ending Jan. ...

Chutney's Indian restaurant set to open on Monday; burrito madness in downtown Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

Ever since back in July when we reported a new ethnic restaurant that billed itself as the Indian version of a Chipotle was going to open in downtown, I’ve been getting questions about what the heck that means. Well, soon you’ll be able to find out. Chutney’s at 918 Massachusetts ...

This and that about Petco, AT&T Wireless store and Ross Dress for Less along South Iowa Street

Chad Lawhorn

Pets, phones and less dresses, I guess: That’s what a little bit of sign watching on South Iowa Street has produced today. • First, pets. All you pet lovers can quit worrying about the future of Lawrence’s Petco store near 31st and Iowa. I had several readers ask if the ...

Online petition drive asks city commissioners to put $25M recreation center project up for citywide vote

Chad Lawhorn

There was a fairly interesting development this weekend related to the city’s proposed regional recreation center. It started with an [article in the Journal-World on Sunday][1] about the various positions each City Commission candidate has taken on the proposed $25 million regional recreation center. Candidate Scott Criqui said, among other ...

Work to begin soon on 23rd and O'Connell traffic signal; developers and housing authority still working on plans for rent-controlled apartment complex for area

Chad Lawhorn

All you growth hawks who have had your eyes trained for so long on northwest Lawrence may want to look briefly to the east for a bit. One of the more visible signs that growth is expected to come to an area soon will pop up at the intersection of ...

City clears the way for traffic-calming devices to be installed on 27th Street between Iowa and Louisiana

Chad Lawhorn

Here’s a free tip for all those people looking for a new business venture in the future: An auto alignment shop — or maybe a muffler repair business — near the corner of 27th and Iowa streets. It is beginning to look more likely that the busy stretch of 27th ...

New $16M water plant project buying more land; signs of change at Naismith Hall student dorms; and other property sales for the week

Chad Lawhorn

Another week and another set of property sales and land transfers to review. This week, water and student housing (I don’t recall that being the most popular beverage in student housing, by the way) are subjects that stand out from the list of recent sales. Before we get to that, ...

Lawrence-based software development firm seeking incentives to create new jobs; also has expressed interest in possible site at former Farmland Industries location

Chad Lawhorn

There are signs that city of Lawrence officials are circling in on what could be the first tenant in a project to convert the former Farmland Industries fertilizer plant into a business park. There also are signs that the public may get its first taste of what type of incentives ...

Four more candidates file for Lawrence City Commission seats ahead of today's deadline; field set at 11 candidates

Chad Lawhorn

Voters, get your memory caps out. Lawrence residents will have 11 different candidates to choose from during the upcoming City Commission elections. The filing deadline was at noon today, and four more candidates threw their names into the ring. Two of the candidates — Judy Bellome, the retired CEO of ...

Solar panels on the roofs of downtown Lawrence buildings ready to start cranking out electricity

Chad Lawhorn

A fellow can see lots of unusual things in downtown Lawrence: A honk for hemp guy; a gauntlet of street musicians of varying skill levels; and occasionally — thankfully — a man who walks around in nothing but a full-body suit of Spandex. (Please tell me I’m not the only ...

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