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Deal in the works for KC firm to buy homegrown, Lawrence manufacturer; Ulta Beauty open on south Iowa

Chad Lawhorn

In one way, Lawrence is kind of a hot spot in the extreme sports world of off-road racing, and I’m not even talking about the white-knuckle trek my wife’s Ford Taurus takes when there is a sale on South Iowa Street. No, Lawrence is home to HiPer Technologies, a homegrown ...

Lawrence company begins manufacturing of specialty bicycles; Douglas County ranks as state's best retirement community

Chad Lawhorn

The sport of bike polo always has confused me and frustrated my horse. (I don’t know if he’s madder about where I put the handlebars or how I lube the chain.) But the sport is becoming a big deal for a Lawrence-based company. Lawrence-based Fixcraft has begun manufacturing a new ...

Eastern Lawrence building seeks to redevelop as medical office center; figuring out the latest downtown bicycle parking plan

Chad Lawhorn

Residents in eastern Lawrence may soon have better access to some health care providers. A project is in the works to convert an office building near 23rd and Harper streets into a medical office building. DaVita Dialysis has signed a deal to locate in a portion of the vacant office ...

Menards announces opening day for new Lawrence store will be Tuesday

Chad Lawhorn

That noise you hear is me trying to whistle the theme music that played before the big showdown scene in High Noon. That’s right, get ready for the showdown that has been eagerly awaited by everyone with an empty toolbox, a broken ladder, and plans of grandeur to build a ...

Lawrence technology startup adds 15 employees, wins venture capital funding; a downtown parking question

Chad Lawhorn

A Lawrence start-up company that’s seeking to reduce the “creepiness” factor of Internet advertising has added 15 employees since January, and has landed another successful round of venture capital funding. Bixy is a company we’ve told you about before. In January, we reported Lawrence resident Kyle Johnson had founded the ...

New study suggests women getting raw deal on pay issues in Kansas

Chad Lawhorn

There’s a new report out that says women in Kansas are getting a raw deal. I know I have heard a sentiment similar to that uttered in my house — sometimes with a bullhorn, which really is a rude thing to do to a fellow who is doing some closed-eye-thinking ...

Health club buys west Lawrence tennis center; plans advance for tennis expansion at Rock Chalk Park; more on Menards

Chad Lawhorn

This is indeed the weekend when many in Lawrence will start to shift their attention from that sport played with the funny shaped ball to one played with a round ball. That’s right. It is time to turn our focus to tennis. What? What were you thinking, and why do ...

Parking questions loom for Here @ Kansas apartment project as high-tech parking company files for bankruptcy, stops work on project

Chad Lawhorn

When the previous Lawrence City Commission [approved a controversial set of financial incentives][1] for the $75 million Here @ Kansas apartment project near Memorial Stadium, one of the selling points was a high-tech, robotic parking garage that would be a showpiece for the project. Well, that high-tech garage now appears ...

Another 'escape room' business likely to locate in Lawrence; rumors, rumblings and other speculation about an opening date for Menards

Chad Lawhorn

Years ago, when my wife suggested I start sleeping in the basement, and then she boarded shut the only exit, I thought we were just having fun. Little did I know that we were missing out on a business trend. Indeed, figuring out how to break out of a locked ...

Downtown retailer celebrates 30th anniversary; update on fun center, office expansion, other construction projects around town

Chad Lawhorn

Everyone knows that Massachusetts Street is where the action is in downtown Lawrence. I’ve got the parking tickets, the zombie photos and a headache from all the hemp honking to prove it. But there are retailers that figure out how to exist just off of Massachusetts Street as well, and ...

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