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Ross department store set to open this week in Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

Lawrence’s latest retail chain store is about to make its debut. Officials with Ross Dress for Less have confirmed that they will hold their grand opening celebration at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The store is going into the location at 3234 Iowa Street that previously was occupied by Old Navy. ...

City's Public Incentives Review Committee to consider Rock Chalk Park property tax abatement today; member raises questions about city's analysis

Chad Lawhorn

The proposed Rock Chalk Park sports village in northwest Lawrence will create all types of exercises. Today, it will be a math exercise. The city’s Public Incentives Review Committee will meet at 4 p.m. today to consider making a recommendation on a request for $40 million in industrial revenue bonds ...

Farmers' Market struggling to find downtown home for Tuesday market

Chad Lawhorn

If you are a gardener, you know finding the right location for your garden is critical, and sometimes it's a bit difficult. Well, it appears that can be the case for finding the right location for your farmers’ market too. The Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market will be back for a ...

City has spent $277K on snow removal, nearly triple last year's cost

Chad Lawhorn

Snow costs us all something. In my household, massive amounts of snow shoveling usually require an increase in both the Ben Gay and adult-beverage budgets. At Lawrence City Hall, the expenses are a bit more significant. A new report shows the city has spent $277,216 on snow removal so far ...

Lawrence restaurant Dempsey's signs deal to open new location in Lincoln, Neb.

Chad Lawhorn

If you are a confused Kansas University football fan (and that trait sometimes goes with the territory), who still travels to Lincoln to see the ‘Hawks and the Huskers square off, all is not lost. A taste of Lawrence soon will be opening up in Lincoln. Dempsey’s Burger Pub, 623 ...

City commission to consider approval of expanded rental licensing program Tuesday

Chad Lawhorn

As my trucker buddies and NASCAR friends say, those fellows down at Lawrence City Hall have the “pedal to the metal” these days. Every City Commission is different in how it goes about its business as the April City Commission elections approach. Some go into a mode where they tackle ...

New owner looking for restaurant tenant for former Joe's Bakery location

Chad Lawhorn

File this under the category of a location to keep an eye on. (Or perhaps under the category of late-night, drunken donut memories.) But it looks like there may be a new business coming to the former location of Joe’s Bakery — which for those of you who weren’t in ...

City moving ahead with $24K study on how to improve broadband service in Lawrence; city agrees on contract with nonprofit to provide Internet service to City Hall; AT&T launches 4G network in Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

I know when you think of technology news, the first place you think to turn is Town Talk. After all, what other local journalist has an Apex 100 computer with a five and quarter-inch floppy drive in his basement? And indeed I do have some technology news to deliver today. ...

Plans filed for commercial zoning south of the Wakarusa River

Chad Lawhorn

Surely I’m not alone in rummaging through the closet to find those stylish floral print shirts, knee-length shorts, black socks and flip-flops. Yes, if nothing else, I’m day-dreaming of heading south. Well, south as in south of the Wakarusa River, may be a direction to keep an eye on in ...

Taking stock of Tuesday's City Commission election and wondering how school bond and recreation center issues will affect the general election

Chad Lawhorn

I think I’ve finally shaken the snow from my ballot box, so, how about some news and notes left over from Tuesday’s Lawrence City Commission primary election? • Getting it Done Early: For the first time in memory, there were more people who cast advance ballots than who went to ...

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