Dickson was the real estate developing father of Marcie St. Claire. He had plans for a revolutionary shopping mall which would have resulted in The Peach Pit being torn down. He hired Jim Walsh's firm to help him with finances. After meeting Brandon Walsh, who was becoming involved with his daughter, he offered to help him find a job. However, Brandon later spoke out against the project to the joint commission. Dickson was not happy with him.
The deal later fell through.