WRITER: Chad Lawhorn

National dessert chain specializing in bundt cakes set to open in south Lawrence

Nothing But Cake, of course, is a motto that has been serving both me and the elastic waistband industry well for decades. However, Nothing Bundt Cakes is a national dessert chain that soon will be serving Lawrence. Nothing Bundt Cakes has reached a deal to locate in the shopping center at 2540 Iowa St., according to its website. That's the shopping center that has First Watch and is next door to Applebee’s ...

A look at what average people in average homes pay in property taxes across the state; Lawrence and 15 other cities ranked

It is time to check in on Joe and Jane Average and their taxes again. Sure, you know Joe and Jane. They live in an average Lawrence home and they make an average Lawrence wage. They have friends in cities across the state who also live in average homes in those communities and make average wages in those communities. About once a year, they get together to compare how much they each pay in taxes and ...

Signs that new owner of Allen Press is cutting, outsourcing jobs from Lawrence plant; KU bringing in top ice cream chef for entrepreneur event

Let’s do some news and notes from around town: — It sure sounds like the new owners of longtime Lawrence-based business Allen Press — now known as Sheridan Kansas — are making some changes that are impacting jobs at the company’s East Lawrence facility. I’ve heard from multiple employees at the company that employees were told early this week that about 30 of the company’s nonprinting-press ...

Hotel looking more likely as part of KU's gateway project near football stadium; Girod hopes for town hall meetings soon

The University of Kansas is getting more serious about adding a hotel next to its football stadium as part of a larger gateway project that would try to make the area a destination for conventions. Chancellor Douglas Girod also confirmed in a brief interview that KU is in formal discussions with the University of Kansas Health System and LMH Health about locating a joint health care venture — featuring ...

Number of homes sold in Lawrence hit 10-year low in February, but selling prices still soared

Lawrence has hit a 10-year low in the number of homes sold, but not even that has been enough to cause home prices to cool, a new report from the Lawrence Board of Realtors shows. In fact, Lawrence home prices remained red hot in February, according to the latest figures. That makes Lawrence a true outlier, as the national median price for homes fell in February for the first time in 11 years. Only 34 homes ...

Regents approve $49M Allen Fieldhouse renovation, new wages for KU police, new name for KU football practice facility

A $49 million project to renovate historic Allen Fieldhouse received the green light from the Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday. The Regents, who oversee all six of the state’s public universities, expressed no concerns with the project, which will add amenities like additional chair-back seating, a pub area for fans, new video boards and infrastructure improvements such as heating and cooling upgrades. ...