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Lower G'ville looking like Lowest G'ville: Cedar Hill officer 'capped at club, owner arrested for loud music (updated x 2)

The official police report is not yet posted, but DPD sources confirm late Saturday evening that an off-duty Cedar Hill police officer was severely injured New Year's Eve at a club on the north end of Lower Greenville (north of McCommas Avenue). The officer was not working at the club, but was on a date.

According to a reputable BD source, the officer and his date were celebrating the New Year at Kinkis when a fight broke out in their immediate vicinity. As the officer pulled his date out of the way, he exchanged words with one of the fighting patrons, trying to explain that he was not involved. The assailant then used his best martial arts move to dropkick the officer, resulting in a broken kneecap and severed ligaments. No arrests have been reported as of 2am Sunday morning.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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NYE on LG 2011

Despite the economy, New Year's Eve on Lowest Greenville is usually a busy night, somewhere between St. Patrick's Day and TX-OU weekend. Most locals point to 2008 as the worse evening, and probably 2003 as the best.

But just a month away from the new rules that will close down the legitimate and illegitimate businesses on the street (forget midnight, how about forever??), which some are calling the After the Hunt era, at least a half-dozen storefronts are empty (the most recent closures - Whisky Bar, Ali Baba and Eight Lounge - joined Whisky Bar, Bandera, Di Terra and The Beagle, and Lula B's).

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Indicted bar owner harasses activist

Dallas.org

Avi Adelman is no stranger to controversy when it comes to bars on Lower Greenville Avenue. One of his recent targets has been the Lost Society Bar at 2008 Greenville.

Adelman's wife was surprised, Sunday, to answer the door to find Lost Society owner Fernando Rosales, who is currently under indictment for a felony, standing on her doorstep delivering a letter for her husband.

Attached to the letter was a handwritten Post-It note reading: "8:30 AM, 12/13/10, Merry Christmas."

Rosales was arrested in June for making false statements on government documents. He was jailed again in September after missing a court hearing.

Rosales is upset with how the bar has been portrayed on Adelman's website.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Texas judge tosses request for restraining order on blogger

Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press

A Dallas judge denied Monday a request to place an ex parte temporary restraining order on a local blogger. Judge Mark Greenberg of Dallas County Court at Law #5 ruled that the plaintiff had not met the burden necessary to warrant the restraining order.

Had it been granted, the restraining order would have functioned as a prior restraint preventing blogger Avi Adelman from writing about Dallas bar Lost Society on his blog, BarkingDogs.org.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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DPD starts citing the noisy scumbars again

The problem with noisy scumbars on Lower Greenville is getting the attention of DPD officers again. According to the DPD in their December 1 - 4 report, three scumbars were cited for violations of the anti-noise ordinance.

It’s no coincidence each one of these businesses have not installed the double-door entrance designed to block noise from exiting the premises, which have been in place at The Cavern, Service Bar, Club 180, Sofrano’s and Yucatan for nearly a year.

Hotel Capri was cited on Friday December 3 (plus bonus points for obscene lyrics audible on the street), Lost Society and Pussycat Lounge were both cited on Saturday December 4.

To add insult to injury, DPD reports a male patron was arrested for being really really loud and obnoxious on the 5600 block of Sears Street.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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