Town Talk

New workout gym opens in West Lawrence; hearing on alleged alcohol violation at The Cave delayed

Chad Lawhorn

We all have different types of training we have to do. For example, today I’m judging a holiday cookie contest and will partake in my company’s holiday meal, so I’m training by eating a piece of cake for breakfast. Some of you, however, may prefer lifting weights, tossing medicine balls ...

Mayor wants to restart discussion about police headquarters project; City Commission rejects cell tower plan

Chad Lawhorn

Get ready to start talking about a multimillion dollar police headquarters project again. Mayor Mike Amyx at last night’s meeting directed staff members to begin looking for dates in January and February to get input from the public on what they think the next steps should be in improving facilities ...

Neighborhood group asking city to slow down on downtown grocery store project; update on city's quest to get Google Fiber-like Internet service

Chad Lawhorn

Getting a grocery store in downtown Lawrence may be a bit like me walking down the candy aisle. No, it won’t require hooking a dozen shopping carts together, but I am predicting it is going to take awhile. I say that because the process has barely begun, and the Lawrence ...

Details on proposed changes to west Lawrence's Alvamar golf and country club; speculation about restaurant tenant for Marriott; Wheat State Pizza allowed to reopen after tax dispute

Chad Lawhorn

Here’s the surest sign that word of proposed changes to the Alvamar golf courses is starting to make its way around town: I caught my insurance agent trying to steal my golf clubs. Yes, a big part of the proposed revamping of Alvamar is to add more homes along the ...

Update on construction at 31st and Kasold; Lawrence residential building numbers at historic lows; skate rink attracts more than 1,300

Chad Lawhorn

The few times I’ve managed to actually keep my eyes open as my wife drives us around the Kasold Curve, I’ve noticed construction work is moving right along on the beginning stages of Lawrence’s newest neighborhood. The Kasold Curve, of course, is at 31st and Kasold, and we’ve previously reported ...

Developer completes purchase of Turnhalle building; new funeral home eyes Lawrence; city ponders earlier start time for City Commission meetings

Chad Lawhorn

I’ve said it more times than my wife cares to remember: Mini-bowling and beer will solve a lot of problems. We may soon put the theory to the test at the old Turnhalle building in East Lawrence. If you remember, East Lawrence developer Tony Krsnich [signed a tentative deal in ...

Rock Chalk Park opponent files for City Commission seat; other campaign updates; pair of restaurants set to open next week

Chad Lawhorn

This is the way it goes in Lawrence these days. As soon as you get your turkey bib, your gravy fountain and your 42-inch pumpkin pie pan put away from Thanksgiving, we jump right into the next season. I, of course, am talking about Lawrence City Commission election season. We’re ...

WOW to increase many cable bills by more than $15 a month; Eudora bests Lawrence in young families ranking

Chad Lawhorn

Wow may not be the first word that pops to mind when you get your cable television bills in 2015. WOW — also known as Wide Open West — has announced rate increases that will add $15 to $20 per month to bills of many cable, Internet and telephone subscribers ...

Handmade stationery and gift shop opens downtown; city considering offer for portion of Lawrence Venture Park; builder asks city to waive development fees

Chad Lawhorn

It is not often you find a new company that builds its business around an early 1900s piece of equipment, but that is indeed what’s going on with a new venture in downtown Lawrence. Could it finally be that my dream of a steam-powered downtown party bus has become a ...

Proposed apartment building near KU seeks another parking exemption from City Hall; WOW in negotiations to keep Discovery Channel; city to host food/toy drive Monday

Chad Lawhorn

I saw you this morning, with your blinker on and a railroad tie attached to your front bumper, as you tried to find a parking space on this Black Friday. So perhaps today isn’t the best day to report on a new plan to reduce the amount of parking for ...

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