Public safety

Public safety issues in and around Lower Greenville

Can Joe Avezzano spell T-A-B-C?

Right about now, football legend Joe Avezzano is probably seriously rethinking his decision to buy the biggest scumbar on Lower Greenville, Suede Bar & Grill, earlier this summer.

Can you imagine the conversation he'll have with his son (who told him it was a good idea) just before they meet with the TABC about their noise issues? BD would love to be a fly on that wall.

After nearly six months of subjecting the neighborhood to noise (you can't even think of calling that garbage music), DPD citations and lying to the media (See Joe Avezzano is a big fat liar), the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is putting Suede's crappy attitude under their microscope.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Two steps forward, three steps backwards

In the past few weeks, Lower Greenville businesses have been making some real attempts to not become the newest version of Deep Ellum.

And for the most part, their efforts - meetings between DPD and all (we mean all) business owners, a new street-wide dress code (would someone please explain to BD what a grill is??), and better communication with the residents - seem to be making a difference. Since the dress code took effect, there are very few scumpatrons parking near the Dog Pound this month.

But as in any large group, there are still a few buttheads trying to shove their weight around.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Friday night on the Lower Greenville frontier

Dallas City Council Rep Angela Hunt kicks some (gl)ass on Lower Greenville

By Diana Souza, President, Belmont Neighborhood Association and third-generation Lower Greenville resident

Here in the buffer zone called Lower Greenville, we're living on the edge.

Mere blocks north, the M Street neighbors enjoy peace and quiet, can go to bed early on the weekend.

But here within two blocks of lower Greenville's Let's Get Drunk Zone, we're busy calling the police and flushing miscreants out of our yards, while being able to hear – from inside our houses – every song in the set list of the live bands on patio rooftops of the bars. Repeated exposure to the edge wears up the emotional calluses, it makes you tough. Like deputies in the Old West, the activists over here are on non-stop vigilance to preserve what's left of the shreds of civilization.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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One thousand drunks on the street... and counting

Effective June 20, 2013

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BD has been pulling records from the Dallas Police Department and other city agencies, trying to line up hard statistical facts to go along with the urban legends we have heard about Lower Greenville all these years.

One legend seems to be very true: Lower Greenville is a great place to get shit-faced drunk.

Conversely: It's a great place to get busted for public intoxication.

A Public Intox citation means that you were not only a danger to others around you, but you very much a danger to yourself and could not be allowed to continue on your way wherever (even if you were adamant in insisting that Martians were waiting for you up the street).

According to DPD stats just released, nearly 1,000 persons were cited for Public Intoxication in the two DPD police beats around Lower Greenville between January 1, 2005 and the end of August 2006. That list also includes arrests on Henderson, Gaston, Fitzhugh etc. There are some names that appear more than once, a few married couples, and bunches on the big holidays like St. Patricks and New Years Eve. (Public intox is not the same as DWI/DUI and is not included on this database).

But more than 600 people were cited for Public Intox in the Lower Greenville area, based on a search of street names within walking distance. and BD has posted every single name on this website. We deleted listings for incidents on streets that are not within walking distance (eg 4000 Ross Avenue).

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Oh, no, you ain't parking here!

Scumbar patrons could not read a NO PARKING sign if their life (or car) depended on it - at least until they were too drunk to stand up.

And even fewer can read a NO PARKING / TOWING ENFORCED sign in the parking lot of a business near Lower Greenville no matter their sobriety.

So it comes as no surprise that some local businesses are about to get really nasty to scumbar patrons who think they can use the parking lot of these establishments in the evenings.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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