Town Talk

West Lawrence restaurant undergoes major expansion; a sneak peek at new Port Fonda restaurant in downtown

Chad Lawhorn

One day after [Ellen DeGeneres gave away World Series tickets to Lawrence fans][1] who could, at the spur of the moment, don royalty costumes, I’m still mad at my wife for excommunicating me from my role of king of the household. (Technically I was never king of the household, but ...

Another Mexican restaurant chain coming to 23rd Street; Jazz opens downtown Lawrence restaurant

Chad Lawhorn

Let the fiesta continue on West 23rd Street. Another Mexican restaurant is coming to the corridor. The latest will be the national chain Qdoba Mexican Grill. If you remember[, I briefly mentioned in July][1] that I had heard Qdoba was looking for a spot along the 23rd Street corridor. Well, ...

Lawrence loses once popular event to Topeka; questions about wind energy in Douglas County; Lawrence bakery wins top ranking in state

Chad Lawhorn

I’ll take a break from hand-sewing my Sluggerrr costume for tonight’s pivotal Game 6 Royals/Blue Jays match up to empty my notebook. Here are a few tidbits to close out the week: • Lawrence, if you want to get your green on, you had better plan a trip to Topeka ...

Battle for control brewing in East Lawrence Neighborhood Association; look at renderings for proposed Ninth Street project

Chad Lawhorn

Get ready for a showdown, East Lawrence style. No, in this case, that doesn’t mean dueling muralists, drag races with Art Tougeau cars, or any of the other funky features that make East Lawrence such a hip place. Instead, we’re talking about an old-fashioned political showdown. Word is circulating around ...

Another new retailer slated for 27th and Iowa intersection; seminar to help manufacturing start-up companies

Chad Lawhorn

I know I spend a lot of time figuring out what I’m going to wear to a KU sporting event. I have to figure out whether I’m more likely to drip nacho cheese sauce or ketchup on my chest, and then I have to color-coordinate appropriately. But my understanding is ...

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 ...

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