experience of MINI. MINIs are so fun to drive."
Mack Johnson's MINI dealership on the corner of Wagner and Jackson has finally opened. (Woolson has been with Johnson since 1999, when he hired her to work at the Saturn dealership he was managing and would later own.) Under construction for two years, "it was one obstacle after the next," explains Woolson. "Mack was acting as his own contractor. He said he learned his lesson."
Bowers and Associates were the architects of the striking building, but Susan Bowers says they can't take a lot of credit for it--the main specifications came from MINI corporate, which is gradually trying to build or make over all of its dealerships to conform to the design. The building, a series of stacked, black cubes, accented with bright rectangles of primary colors, is supposed to be "fun" and "modern," Bowers says. She doesn't know if it's intended to hearken back to the era when the Mini Cooper acquired its cheeky chic.