In addition to being the very best place in the whole wide world to live, East Lawrence is home to several and diverse businesses and non-profits. Some of our favorites are below.
Lawrence Habitat ReStore — just as their tag line says, “good for you, your community, and the environment”. You can find all kinds of treasure, including furniture and fixtures and building project supplies at the ReStore.
Kansas RiverKings Museum — currently without physical location, but looking! the Kansas RiverKings Museum commemorates the lives and times of turn of the century Kansas River fishermen.
Sunrise Project — located just outside the ‘hood on 15th, in the old Sunrise Garden Center building, Sunrise Project home to the Lawrence Fruit Tree Project, Healthy Sprouts, Summer of Service Youth Volunteer Program, and MORE!
Friends of Lawrence Area Trails (FLAT) counts one of its founding board members among East Lawrence residents. The Lawrence Loop group morphed into FLAT to make possible 501c3 fundraising for trails. FLAT’s top priority is to “Complete the Loop”, of which the Burroughs Creek Trail is the easternmost section. FLAT efforts includes advocating for a riverfront trail to reconnect East Lawrence back to the riverfront, and advocating for a Lawrence Loop trailhead at the Santa Fe Depot. FLAT has also advocated for and coordinated new amenities at Burroughs Creek Park for neighborhood playground and park users, as well as Burroughs Creek Trail users. Visit flatks.orgfor more info.
The Lawrence Percolator is our favorite small east side gallery and events space. Check it out!
Van Go is an arts-based social service agency, on the north end of New Jersey St, that provides year-round after-school and summer job-training programs to high-needs and under-served youth, ages 14-24.
US Department of Arts and Culture, Lawrence Field Office
Kaw Valley I.T. located at 810 Pennsylvania St
Dragon’s Hoard tabletop gaming at 1045 Pennsylvania St
Allen Press, printing, publishing, marketing service right here in our neighborhood.
And, we have a few business friends outside of the East Lawrence boundaries as well.
Lawrence Sign Up generously donated our ELNA banners.
You can recycle metal and donate the funds to ELNA at the 12th & Haskell Recycling Center. Just tell them to add it to our account.
Tenants to Homeowners is a good neighbor, having rehabilitated several homes on the east side. Visit their website to learn all you ever wanted to know about affordable housing.
The Lawrence Preservation Alliance does lots of good work all over the city to preserve our historical assets.
Cottin’s Hardware is our friendly neighborhood hardware store. Anything you need for your old East Lawrence home project, they’ve probably got it.
Heartland Community Health Center is a great asset to our community. Now at 4th and Maine, they focus on holistic health care for every person.
The Lawrence Busker Fest is a great once a year once in a lifetime viewer experience. Check it out!