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An audience member at the Downtown Lawrence forum asked the Lawrence City Commission candidates on Wednesday whether they would support a vacancy tax. None of the six candidates gave a firm answer, but they shared some views on the idea.
Earl Moise, one of the best-known master plumbers in Lawrence, has been passionate about the craft ever since graduating from high school. With each pipe he hand-cut, he fell more and more in love.
Last summer, the city of Lawrence started implementing temporary parklets to expand outdoor seating for businesses during COVID-19. Now those parklets might be around for a while longer.
Lawrence native Catherine Bell grew up with 10 siblings, but she was the only one to take up her mom’s passion for sewing and fashion design. Now she’s passing the torch — or needle — to the kids she’s had under her wing since 2019, when she started teaching sewing classes under the name Sew Simple Sewing.
Through navigating COVID-19 as both healthcare workers and small business owners, the toy store’s regular customers have made things easier for the owners of 1313 Mockingbird Lane.
Evelin’s Auto Care, known for its wash, wax and detailing services, is tucked away in a corner off Sixth and Minnesota streets. It’s a small shop, but it’s named after someone even smaller.
The Raven Book Store has moved into its bigger, brighter, and more accessible new location at 809 Massachusetts St.
Some groups representing large-scale customers say the state has more work to do investigating the cause of huge natural gas price spikes during February’s winter storm.
This summer, Amber Brown celebrated the one-year anniversary of her Lawrence ghost kitchen, the Commissary. Now she’s giving local food entrepreneurs another place to land with her newest concept, The Pub & Hub, opening Friday.
University of Kansas Athletics Director Travis Goff on Friday announced the launch of a new department program designed to help KU athletes navigate their newfound ability to profit off the use of their name, image and likeness.
A duo of Lawrence residents have started a business in hopes of keeping valuable items in circulation and out of landfills.
Kevin Barber and three friends have opened a new jewelry store in downtown Lawrence, The Missing LNK. The store offers custom chains and various smaller jewelry items that customers typically like to have personalized.
Citing “numerous” complaints from both residents and other utility companies, the city of Lawrence highlighted “instances of AT&T and its contractors hitting other public utility and competitor’s facilities without utility locates being performed in advance” as the impetus for a cease and desist order.
Twins Sae-Vheon and Tae-Vheon Alcorn started running track in fifth grade, and their athletic journeys led them to the University of Kansas for school and collegiate track and field. They’ve also carried on family values of hard work and perseverance to become successful entrepreneurs, plus they’re now helping other Jayhawks build their own brands.
Entering into legal, above-board business deals is a new endeavor for both college athletes and universities. It remains to be seen how KU will handle the changing landscape, though multiple athletes have already announced sponsorship deals.