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Jimmy’s Pizza owner Charlie Johnson opened the pizza franchise in the former Tac

He decided it was time to fish for new career

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When the economy throws you lemons you have to make lemonade. Or if you’re Charlie Johnson, you make pizza. 

Johnson owns Jimmy’s Pizza on Washington Street in northeast Brainerd. It’s a venture he undertook after retiring more than 15 years ago. 

“I said, ‘How hard can it be?’” Johnson said of owning a restaurant. But on a stretch of town that has an abundance of Jimmy’s, John’s and Pizza, it could be easy to get lost in the crowd. 

Not for Johnson.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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