Town Talk

Quick service oil center to take the place of old bank branch on Iowa Street

If you are keeping a running list, here’s another difference between New York’s Wall Street and Lawrence’s Iowa Street. On Wall Street, news of converging interests between banking and oil may completely change the direction of the market. On Iowa Street, it may well change the direction ...

Longtime downtown shoe retailer closes temporarily to prepare for major remodel

There are plenty of shoes on the market made for walking, but that doesn’t mean they walk themselves. Ryan Schwisow, owner and manager of Brown’s Shoe Fit in downtown Lawrence, can tell you that. You may have seen him walking large carts of shoes up and down Massachusetts Street recently, ...

Lawrence sales tax collections take a turn downward, ending streak of strong growth

The summer did not start with a sizzle in Lawrence. It seems odd to say this now as the weather recently has caused me to contemplate whether I have any ties that would go with my collection of sleeveless T-shirts. But, I am talking about consumer spending, not temperatures. The latest sales ...