I’m sure his intentions are good, but Jim Shrewsbury believes that the downtown renaissance is no longer a “goofy, crazy idea” because the banks tell him so:
When the upper-middle class, white business community thinks it’s a good idea, you can bet they’ve looked at every angle of it and it’s a good indicator if they’re willing to put money there. –_The Commonspace_, May 2003
The last answer is priceless, as well, and I’m not sure what to make of the Mike “St. Louis is too white” Jones nod after that earlier statement.