Welcome to the Cutest Small-Town Street in Kansas!


It’s official – Downtown Lawrence rocks! Not only are we the Best Downtown in NE Kansas according to the Topeka-Capital Journal “Best of Topeka” Awards, we’re also home to the “Cutest Small-Town Street in Kansas” according to Country Living Magazine! Hooray for us! Here’s the story: www.countryliving.com/outdoor/outdoor-living/massachusetts-street-shops-lawrence-kansas

While it’s easy for me or any of our Downtown business owners or hardcore fans to say that Mass. St. is the best, it’s another for a nationwide publication to do so. We’re pretty darn excited about it! We are not the best or cutest Downtown or main street without a lot of dedication and making it a priority. DLI has been committed to promoting and preserving Downtown Lawrence for over 40 years, and it is a challenge that we all take seriously.

Downtowns like ours are disappearing at an alarming rate! We cannot just assume that our Downtown will stay the way it is without putting effort into making it the best it can possibly be. You can help that effort by supporting it through shopping, dining, attending live music and performing arts shows, and museum exhibits. By spreading the word about how many terrific restaurants and one of a kind stores we have right here.

From Jayhawk jewelry to togs for travel, enchiladas to escargot, downtown can indulge your every whim. The variety among retailers and restaurants is endless, to please shoppers and diners of all ages.

For kid stuff, check out the Toy Store, Mass. Street Sweet Shoppe, Wild Territory, Blue Dandelion, Doodlebugs, and, of course, the Children’s Room at the Lawrence Public Library.

Teens and college students will love Envy, Fortuity, The Third Planet, MissFortune’s Creation Station, Game Nut Entertainment, Love Garden Sounds, Shark’s Surf Shop and Waxman Candles.

And for the over-21 set, there’s a diverse selection of date-night dining options like 715, Free State Brewing Co., Zen Zero and Merchants Pub + Plate…not to mention Red Lyon Tavern, The Sandbar, Ten at the Eldridge Hotel and Tonic for the adult beverage of your choice. Don’t forget live music and entertainment options like The Granada and Fatso’s Public House & Stage!

Here’s a complete list of all of the Downtown Lawrence, Inc. member businesses where you can redeem the world’s greatest gift certificates, Downtown Dollars!

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