Saturday, November 26, 2005

St. Joseph’s downtown is being revitalized, and part of that effort involves business owner Winston Bennett, who had never seen the city before decidi

Winston Bennett has worked in some of the world’s most glamorous cities.

As a vice president at Ralph Lauren working with its European licensees, Bennett spent three years flying among the company’s Caribbean factory outlets, its New York home office, its Milan women’s showroom and its Paris men’s showroom.

“I was paid stupid money and had the life everyone aspires to, or thinks they aspire to,” he said of his young go-getter life.

Today, nearly 15 years later, Bennett, 44, chooses to live part time and do business in arguably one of the most unglamorous of cities — St. Joseph, about 60 miles north of Kansas City.
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