Laurie Books

Neighboring businesses move together, adapt together


Last summer Scott Johnson and Jim Laurie were booted by their landlord from their shops on Nicollet Mall to make room for a new development.

Their businesses, located next door to each other on the 900 block of Nicollet, were geared toward attracting walk-ins from the thousands of people who stroll down the mall each day. Johnson sold exotic foreign antiques, perfumes and lotions at his shop, Jeromeo, and Laurie peddled hard-to-find books, records and paintings from his massive collection at James and Mary Laurie Booksellers.

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