Town Talk

With move to new location, Lawrence liquor store becomes biggest in town

Surely this isn’t the first time that mixology has won out over macrame as a hobby. But, indeed, that type of victory has occurred as the former site of Lawrence’s Hobby Lobby store on 23rd Street has been converted into the city’s largest liquor store. We reported in November that ...

Eudora lands deal for new railway manufacturer; 23rd Street fun center closes

Story updated at 4:10 p.m. Thursday We reported in June that a Canadian manufacturer was eyeing Eudora to open a new plant to serve the railroad industry and add about 40 new jobs to the eastern Douglas County community in the process. Well, that deal has now been finalized. Modern ...

Project underway to create new hub for smaller offices in downtown Lawrence

Chicken-or-egg questions have never been that difficult for me. The answer seems obvious: Both, fried, please. But downtown does have a slightly more difficult which-comes-first type of question. Does downtown need more residential development in order to get more office development, or does it ...

Downtown BBQ restaurant featuring carryout and a ‘Porky Parfait’ set to open

Obviously, a perfect place to locate a carryout barbecue restaurant would be next to a U-Haul store. (There is only so much brisket you can fit in a trunk.) But a local businessman is betting that downtown Lawrence will be a great place too. A barbecue joint with the very utilitarian name ...

Restaurant featuring ‘New Jersey-style’ sandwiches coming to downtown

They call New Jersey the Garden State, and I now have reason to believe the produce comes out of the ground already battered and deep fried. At least I’m hopeful of it after learning more about a New Jersey-style sandwich shop that is coming to downtown Lawrence. Fat Shack is scheduled to ...

As gun sales soar, indoor shooting range opens in south Lawrence

The gun business is booming, which means Mondays are too at one particular south Lawrence shopping center. Shooters Gun Club has opened in the shopping center near 25th and Iowa streets. The business isn’t brand new; it opened just a few days before the pandemic struck the Lawrence area in ...

Dick’s Sporting Goods temporarily closes Lawrence store for ‘deep cleaning’

Dick’s Sporting Goods has temporarily closed its store in Lawrence, but there are no signs that it has made a decision to leave the Lawrence market. Rather, signs on the front door of the big box retailer at 27th and Iowa streets state the building is closed for “deep cleaning.” The ...