Lawrence city officials found out last week that Home Depot is not coming to town. This store was going to be the anchor tenant of a major downtown revitalization project, now Lawrence will have to build the tax base (small pun intended) on someone else.
I do wish they would put more emphasis on 56th Street than Pendleton Pike. Drive into Lawrence off of 56th Street and you see a 5-star school, trees, a beautiful state park, historic buildings, soccer fields, a thriving finance center, more trees, coffee shops, and I can go on. Drive down Pendleton Pike, er I mean “Lawrence Parkway”, and you see strip clubs, car lots, latino car lots, another strip club, a cash’n go, another car lot…wait, I just passed downtown Lawrence!
What happened to Marsh coming to Lawrence? How about a mini-mall of sorts? Library?