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On the street: Is there anything you routinely leave Lawrence to shop for?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 10, 2016

Peter Luckey, pastor, Lawrence

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“There’s certain stores we go to like Costco or Trader Joe’s because we like their products. Lawrence is great, but sometimes it’s nice to leave home.”

Paige Stegman, manager at La Prima Tazza, Lawrence

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“No. Nothing.”

Julie Browne, private couturier, Lawrence

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“Fabric. I need my wools, silks and linens in greater variety than they have here.”

John Hulsey, artist, Lawrence

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“I don’t have that kind of a routine. I like to shop in Lawrence whenever possible.”

Comments

Richard Heckler

Be careful with what we imply. That's right. Local developers and outside builders will start flooding Lawrence markets if we imply something is missing.

It is known as reckless laissez faire decision making.

1 year, 5 months ago

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Bob Smith

There's no place in town that carries 10.5x17mmR cartridges.

1 year, 5 months ago

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Mike Edson

Most everything except groceries. Amazon is the best. Desired product delivered to your door and you don't have to deal with lousy customer service.

1 year, 5 months ago

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Steve Jacob

Movies, usually AMC 28 or Town Center.

1 year, 5 months ago

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Scott Quenette

Toys, electronics, kids clothes, sporting goods, furniture pretty much everything that isn't consumable.

1 year, 5 months ago

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Chris Ogle

Real Estate that has affordable taxes.

1 year, 5 months ago

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Paul Silkiner

Anything above a 500$ price point can be bought for less in Kansas city!
Sorry but true......we have no real price competition in Lawrence and we have tourist pricing on everything.

How do you think local businesses make money................!

1 year, 5 months ago

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Jeff Goodrick

Gasoline and Diesel. I can buy in Perry and save 20 cents

1 year, 5 months ago

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David Reynolds

Restaurants. No variety in Lawrence, & few with atmosphere. it's either, tex-med, pizza or sports bars.

We don't buy much but Lawrence lacks variety of product & pricing for household & clothing items, so we shop out of town or on-line to compare.

Lawrence is tuned for KU student shopping which limits opportunities for families.

So Lawrence gets some & out of town gets some.

1 year, 5 months ago

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