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Plans show new fitness center for west Lawrence, more tofu for eastern Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

Talk of a fitness center usually causes me to fake a hamstring injury (mmm, ham,) but I guess it is safe to pass along this news. It sure looks like far west Lawrence is going to get a new fitness center. As we previously reported, Genesis Health Clubs has bought ...

Signs of change at south Iowa Street movie theater; update on tenant for old Round Corner Drug space; west Lawrence restaurant closes

Chad Lawhorn

Some news and notes from around town: • Movie theater liquor: It looks like it is coming to Lawrence’s largest cinema chain. The Regal theater chain on south Iowa Street has filed for a city drinking establishment license. I don’t get out to the movies a tremendous amount, but I ...

Incentives to attract retailers and other matters up for debate in Horizon 2020; Lawrence job growth outpaces state's; update on south Iowa development

Chad Lawhorn

The Lawrence City Commission is back to conducting it normal business, which means that drug stores around the city are once again stocking NoDoz. I’ve sat through enough City Commission meetings that I can make jokes like that. Indeed, there are some topics at City Hall that average residents may ...

See photos of the mess left behind by former Mayor Jeremy Farmer

Chad Lawhorn

Lawrence’s former mayor has left a mess behind. Yes, I know, that is not exactly breaking news at this point. But I’m talking about a literal mess, as in a pile of trash strewn about the front yard of his former home. Journal-World photographer Nick Krug took these photos a ...

Arts and crafts store makes expansion into west Lawrence; talk of banning plastic bags in Lawrence grows

Chad Lawhorn

Anybody who has watched a DirectTV ad lately knows there is an “arts and crafts” Tony Romo out there. Who knows, maybe there is an arts and crafts Bill Self roaming around Lawrence. If so, he’s going to love this news: Downtown Lawrence’s Sunfire Ceramics is expanding with a new ...

Home sales in Lawrence continue on strong pace, above KC market; tax man begins work on property values; more info on Clinton Parkway development

Chad Lawhorn

It seems certain that November’s Lawrence real estate report will show large amounts of activity. Thousands of Royals fans from Lawrence are discovering it is easier to buy a house in Kansas City than to get their car out of downtown following Tuesday’s massive parade and rally. Well, I don’t ...

Lawrence garners ranking in Best Small Places to Live report; host of Kansas communities score higher than Lawrence in new business ranking

Chad Lawhorn

The best type of rankings are those that are determined on a field of play, cause a parade to be held for the victors, and give all of us the opportunity to practice the important art of faking a cough and forging a doctor’s note to give to the HR ...

Plans filed for new fast order food restaurants near Clinton Parkway and Inverness

Chad Lawhorn

I’m sure coffee sounds good to some of you following the historic late-night Royals victory and the celebrations that lasted into the morning. My healthful ways don’t allow me to drink coffee, so I’ve resorted to popping leftover Halloween Skittles approximately every 1.2 seconds. But those of you in southwest ...

Plans filed for cafe along the Kansas River levee; City Commission set to start interviewing city manager candidates

Chad Lawhorn

I’m guessing you are much like me in that when you are biking on the Kansas River levee trail you sure wish you had some biscuits and gravy. Not only are they good, healthy fuel for the body, I’ve also found that well-made gravy that wicks off my Spandex really ...

A new study that says it pays to go to K-State over KU; opening date set for another new south Iowa Street retailer

Chad Lawhorn

Perhaps you too stayed up later than you intended last night watching a magic show that was billed as a baseball game. Perhaps your alarm clock also did not survive the beating it took this morning from the miniature Alex Gordon bat that you slept with, and now you too ...

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