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It’s official: Lawrence Arts Center has purchased Salvation Army building
The Lawrence Arts Center has closed on the purchase of the former Salvation Army building next door at 946 New Hampshire St., according to an announcement Friday morning.
Owners to bring 12 years of Korean restaurant experience to downtown Lawrence
The Korean word Mani means “much more, many more” in English. Brian Park and Rose Cho like the name Cafe The Mani because their hope is to attract many more people and serve many more foods.
City sets sights on 18th & Haskell for Lawrence’s Pallet Shelter Village, old Veritas building for shelter
The City of Lawrence is planning to raise modular shelters for people experiencing homelessness at a site near 18th Street and Haskell Avenue, sources say. In addition, the city plans to buy the old Veritas Christian School property on North Michigan Street, possibly for use as a family shelter.
1900 Barker on Mass holds soft opening
The downtown expansion of 1900 Barker Bakery and Cafe — called 1900 Barker on Mass — opened its doors Monday morning.
Moriki Sushi opens in Lawrence, featuring traditional rolls and owners’ custom favorites
A number of local sushi restaurants shuttered during the pandemic. But those who’ve craved the dish now have a new option: Moriki Sushi in eastern Lawrence.
Sarpino’s Pizzeria Lawrence location has closed
Pizza lovers in Lawrence have one less option now, as Sunday was the last day in business for Sarpino’s Pizzeria.
Lulu’s Latin Food opens in Lawrence, offering ‘Mexican menu with Latin specialties’
Lulu’s Latin Food made its debut opening Friday. The restaurant fills a gap in Lawrence cuisine as it provides some authentic dishes not readily available in town as well as traditional favorites, says co-owner Eli Zaragoza.
1900 Barker expanding to downtown Lawrence with a ‘restaurant vibe’
Taylor Petrehn, of 1900 Barker Bakery and Cafe, is excited to expand his bakery’s presence to Mass Street.
Espurresso Cat Cafe coming soon to downtown Lawrence
If you’re a cat purrson, we have good news. Brittanie Sinisgalli and Mary Costello have a shared dream that’s coming to fruition — to launch Lawrence’s very first cat cafe.
Lawrence family plans to open South American bakery and market this summer
A new family-owned café and market is set to open in Lawrence this summer, serving treats from all over South America — specifically Río de la Plata cuisine, based in Uruguay and Argentina.
Multiple new Scooter’s Coffee locations opening soon in Lawrence
With at least two new Scooter’s Coffee locations tentatively set to open by the end of March, commuters in south and east Lawrence will have new options for their morning coffee stop.
McLain’s Market to close KU campus location after semester
McLain’s Market will close its location on the University of Kansas campus after the semester, according to social media posts from the café Sunday.
Lawrence Arts Center purchases former Salvation Army building, eyeing expansion of preschool
A deal more than 10 years in the making is finally coming to fruition: the Lawrence Arts Center is purchasing the former Salvation Army building right next door, with the goal of transforming it into an arts-based early childhood center.
Longtime locally owned Allen Press purchased by out-of-state corporation
Allen Press, a family-owned business operating in Lawrence since 1935, has been sold to Minnesota-based CJK Group Inc., according to an announcement from the latter Monday afternoon.
The Bump aims to fulfill maternity and postpartum needs in Lawrence
Fulfilling a desire for cute, affordable maternity clothing without a local store specializing in the products can be burdensome. That’s why Kisha Cranston has opened The Bump Store in Lawrence.