Code enforcement

New Big Wong losing weekend business to parking scammers

Weekend business takes a dive as parking spaces get hijacked

Scam parking services on the Dodie's / New Big Wong parking lot could force the closing of Lower Greenville's most famous and legitimate restaurant.

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Code enforcement
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Pulling the plug, the meter, the power... on Avenue Bar

BD's not sure if this is a trend of things to come, but we can only hope so.

Last weekend, BD was told by numerous sources that Avenue Bar & Grille had lost it's Certificate of Occupancy for lack of any parking spaces. Apparently their claim to spaces on a trashed-out parking lot on Bell Street (near Summit) had been proven untrue (although a few years ago, it was used for remote parking by Go Lounge and Tantra, previous occupants of this space).

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Code enforcement
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Parking spots vs. patio space

Dallas: Proposal would boost outdoor dining, but some say cost is too high

By EMILY RAMSHAW / The Dallas Morning News

When Marc Andres (link) looks down Greenville Avenue at the bars and restaurants his real estate company manages, he sees a sprinkling of street-side patios: sidewalk seating that draws energy and a hint of class to the sometimes-seedy strip.

But they're broken up by pull-in, storefront parking spaces – monuments to long-standing parking battles between the entertainment district and its surrounding neighborhoods.

Mr. Andres' request to remove nearly 10 of these parking spaces to broaden sidewalks and build additional patio space has come under fire from some neighbors, who fear any change in Lower Greenville's parking structure will force more cars onto residential streets.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Code enforcement

Every time a camera clicks, an Angel gets his wings???

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Code enforcement
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What happens in MedranoLand stays in MedranoLand

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Code enforcement
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