Dallas City Council

The misdeeds, missteps and misbehavings of our elected representatives (and occasionally the good things they do)

POS gets busted for BMV thanks to an alert neighbor

The hottest crime in Dallas right now is BMV - Burglary of a motor vehicle. In the Lower Greenville area, DPD spends untold resources on trying to catch these guys in our neighborhood.

So it's really cool to hear one of these POS's (click here for definition of POS) was busted just minutes after breaking into a car on the Good Records parking lot. It's super cool to know that a local resident helped the DPD arrest his sorry ass.

Details are still coming in, so here is what we have... (and it's subject to tweaking later).

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Code enforcement
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The Hotel Capri is (going to be) weird

DMagazine - SideBar - Nancy Nichols

A Disher, who definitely has a bod for sin, sent me a note to ask what I knew about The Hotel Capri opening on Greenville Ave in the old Moosh location.

Huh, a hotel? WTF? I got out my virtual shovel and started digging. Here is what I found.

Click here for the weird story

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Code enforcement

DPD and TABC tell bars to clean up their act, starting right now

It's put up or shut up time for Lower Greenville bars.

After months of dealing with fights, noise and public intoxication issues every weekend, Lower Greenville bars were put on notice to get their act together, or the DPD and TABC will gladly do it for them.

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Code enforcement
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Whole Foods desperate for cash, asks City to allow pay-to-park service

With their move to Lakewood just a few months away, Whole Foods must be really missing the money they earned from the weekend pay-to-park service operating on their property for nearly five years until being shut down by the City just a few weeks ago.

According to City sources, Whole Foods filed an application for a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) (#08-08291049) for the operation of a commercial parking lot after regular store hours. The application is currently in the review process by City Staff. It's a foregone conclusion they will get the new CO, since only the most extreme circumstances could keep it from happening.

But as the old saying goes, Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.

In the case of Whole Foods, meeting the requirements might cost them (and their property owners) way more than they bargained for.

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Code enforcement
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Lower Greenville 7-Eleven robbed, employees locked in back room

The 7-Eleven store at Richmond and Greenville was robbed at 4am Thursday morning by at least two gunmen.

According to the DPD offense report and BD's own sources, the gunmen entered the store and pointed their weapons at the employees, then locked them in a back room. They took $140 from the cash register, and $70 worth of cigarettes. No injuries were reported. Physical evidence specialists were still on the scene at 7am today.

This is the second 7-Eleven robbery in the East Dallas area in as many weeks. Late last week, the 7-Eleven on Garland Road south of Casa Linda Shopping Center was also robbed at gunpoint. In that incident, the employee barricaded herself in the store room and called police.

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Code enforcement