Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Sooch on developer Dean D. Johnson
In today's paper, St. Paul Pioneer Press columnist Joe Soucheray muses on Dean D. Johnson, the Brussels-based developer the paper dubbed as "mysterious" on Monday. Johnson, as has been noted here and here in recent days, has big plans for revitalizing the city's downtown and hiring top-notch architecture talent to do it.

Sooch, like many observers, is excited by the prospect of a man with deep pockets, vision and is a hometown boy. "Man alive, let's go, here," writes Sourcheray. But the columnist also cautions that St. Paul has seen its share of developers who "dazzled us with their sharply cut suits and inflections of various European accents."

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