Town Talk

Daylight Donuts shop opens near Ninth and Iowa streets

Chad Lawhorn

If you have been in Lawrence long enough, chances are you have a memory of the old Jennings Daylight Donuts in downtown Lawrence. Mine was how it saved me from a Paradise Cafe omelet that had salmon and spinach and probably other things green in it. (If I want green ...

Bullwhip, glass-walking school to open in North Lawrence; city to sign settlement to end airport sewer project

Chad Lawhorn

My wife hasn't necessarily suggested I go join the circus, but she has mentioned something about shooting me out of a cannon. Well, no promises that you'll learn the cannon trick, but a new North Lawrence business is planning on teaching people the life of a circus performer. [The Last ...

Firehouse Subs set to open in late January near 31st and Iowa; city set to spend nearly $1 million for new trash truck facility

Chad Lawhorn

If you are like me and you enjoy using phrases like "hook and ladder," "lug that hose," and "let's slide down the pole," you won't have to wait long until there's a Lawrence restaurant where you can impart such gems of wisdom. As we briefly mentioned earlier this week, Lawrence ...

Hostel and banquet hall proposed for site near North Lawrence; updates on Menards and other commercial real estate sales

Chad Lawhorn

A little bit of Europe may be coming to rural Lawrence. My wife is rooting for a Cadillac-sized chunk of Swiss chocolate. I'm rooting for a meet and greet with the women's Swiss ski team. (Big fan of skiing.) But some of you are rooting for the European idea of ...

Yellow Deli hoping to bring sandwiches and 'fruit of the spirit' to downtown Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

Maybe some of you have seen the signs advertising a new deli coming to the 600 block of Vermont Street in downtown Lawrence. Maybe some of you even know the backstory. It certainly is an old one — like about 2,000 years old. Plans call for the Yellow Deli to ...

Signs indicate Freebirds Burrito has closed downtown Lawrence location; new plan emerges for affordable housing near 23rd and O'Connell

Chad Lawhorn

The free bird has perhaps decided to fly away. There's a new sign hanging from the window of the Freebirds World Burrito in downtown Lawrence that indicates the restaurant has closed. The sign came to my attention yesterday, and I've been trying to get in touch with the restaurant's spokeswoman ...

South Lawrence warehouse converted to indoor baseball and softball training center

Chad Lawhorn

Ah, I can almost feel the sun's rays now: The crack of the bat, the pop of the catcher's mitt, sunflower seed spittle on my shirt, peanut shells in my shoes. All I need now is a good chance at a foul ball and some needle and thread to reattach ...

Group raises $55k in private funds for trail project; retirement center in northwest Lawrence set for final approval

Chad Lawhorn

Get your hiking boots laced up and start hoping for warmer weather — or heavier long johns. Either way, it really is looking like Lawrence is going to have a new nature park and hiking trail. Officials with the Lawrence nonprofit group Outside for a Better Inside have announced they've ...

Breakfast restaurant The Big Biscuit to open near Sixth and Wakarusa; Spangles closes its lone Lawrence location

Chad Lawhorn

We're just two days into 2014, and already this new year is conspiring against my utter devotion to high fashion. Signs have emerged that the popular breakfast eatery The Big Biscuit will be opening a restaurant near Sixth and Wakarusa. That's of course a major fashion story in my household ...

East Lawrence's Sunrise Garden Center set to close doors; Lawrence home building up nearly 30 percent for year

Chad Lawhorn

The sun is setting on the longtime East Lawrence business Sunrise Garden Center. Owner Greg McDonald told me that the business' last day of operation is planned to be Christmas Eve. [As we reported in June,][1] McDonald put the business and its 3.5 acres at 15th and New York streets ...

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