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It's four-for-four on Lower Greenville

Scratch another Lower Greenville bar off your list of places that you need to visit, get drunk and barf your guts in before you die.

Sources tell BD that 21Hundred Greenville, formerly known as SideBar, and before that as Coconut Grille and before that, well you get the picture, had the doors locked by the property owners this afternoon.

The club was operated by the owners of Shade for the past few months, who took it back from Sidebar's owner after the TABC got involved in trying to figure out who owned what.

Are you taking notes here?

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Code enforcement
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LGNA is moving to San Jose

Before you get all excited and start wondering what life on Lower Greenville would be like if LGNA's board and Mad Maxine moved to the Silicon Valley, let's clarify something...

We are talking about the domain name, not the association.

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

Click here for the complete story and video

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

DPD makes arrest for attempted run-down of officer

The DPD arrested John Robert Veloz for attempting to run down a DPD officer at the intersection of Summit and Richmond Avenues at 2am Sunday morning. Three other persons in the vehicle were taken into custody for public intoxication.

According to DPD sources and police report 0217593V, Veloz was arrested immediately after he intentionally tried to strike an officer. Veloz is charged with aggravated assault of a public servant and attempting to evade arrest by driving away (link to arrest report here).

His three passengers, one male and two females, were in a very intoxicated condition (based on BD's personal observation and the arrest for public intox).

BD was on the scene moments after the incident occurred and rolled video for about 15 minutes. Due to technical issues (read: we forgot to turn on the microphone) the tape runs silent.

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Code enforcement
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The po-po got's WaWa!

DPD sources confirmed on Tuesday evening that WaWa, one half of the team that tagged the Lower Greenville Shell station last month - which was captured on tape by BD - was arrested by the DPD's gang unit last evening. BD's got the mugshot and arrest report after the jump.

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