Whither the 10K plan? 

As the local economy cools, perhaps it's time to ask...

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Has Brown taken away a lesson from the ups and downs of the 10K project's first two years? Perhaps it's that you can't make all of the people happy all of the time. "You've got to distinguish between people who have dreams or fantasies that are not anchored in reality," says Brown. "I guess I could say I would like a Nordstrom's and a Hard Rock Café at 14th and Broadway, and 10,000 people here in the next year, and 5,000 new units, and that someone else would pay for it." But as long as you're doing that, he says, "Why don't you square the circle or make water run backwards?"

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