Lower Greenville Avenue sees more bars close

Ken Kalthoff, NBC5i

DALLAS -- Two more Greenville Avenue bars have joined about half a dozen others that recently shut down, NBC 5 reported.

Critics of the bars, like activist Avi Adelman, said the closings signal a long sought change for the strip as they want to see the bars replaced with other businesses like restaurants to draw a new kind of crowd.

Hoping to see bars close, for years, Adelman has been pushing city enforcement of zoning rules, liquor laws, and expanded resident-only parking on side streets clogged from bars.

"That's always a bad time down here, with several thousand people all leaving the bars a one time," Adelman said.

Alex Salinas, the owner of the upscale new Ibero restaurant on the strip, said he figures he is a trailblazer.

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