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You know when Ryan's Public House is open because of this Kansas sign. If it's lit up in the window, the bar is open for business.

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Public (House) display of affection in Tonganoxie

Love for downtown, community in general drives opening of pub, soda shop

Lulu Stevens hopes Ryan’s Public House takes third place in people’s hearts. No, that’s not third place as in the third-best choice or option. It’s a concept in larger cities in which maybe there’s a pub on one corner and a grocery store on another. It’s the concept that home is first place and work is second place. The third place offers an escape from those other places and a way for civic engagement.

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