Information and stories about Dallas neighborhoods

Lower Greenville's best kept secret: Free parking

Updated 1/9/08 - Fear of scumbar patrons in LGNA-land drives call for business boycott - click here

Ever since neighborhood associations on Lower Greenville starting buying streets under the City's Resident Only Parking program, the two hottest questions heard from scumbar patrons have been...

What do you mean, they towed my friggin' car??


Where the hell am I supposed to park now?

Ever the one to provide a forum for important information about our wonderful neighborhood, BD has prepared a list of streets and a very easy to read map of free parking just a few steps away from Greenville Avenue.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Another Lower Greenville street goes Resident Only

The Belmont Neighborhood Association announced at its National Night Out event that 5700 block of La Vista, between Greenville and Matilda, will be the newest Resident Parking Only zone on Lower Greenville in nearly eight years.

The signs will be installed within two weeks; the new RPO zone will be combined with the RPO Zone on Hope Street. Click here to see a map. RPO will be enforced Tuesday - Sunday evenings, just like Hope Street.

RPO is a City of Dallas parking designation which allows only the residents of an RPO-zoned block to park on their street during certain days and hours.

A petition signed by more than 2/3rds of the property owners must be submitted before the City will survey the street for compliance with the ordinance's requirements.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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LGNA takes credit for new stop signs, lower crime rate and fresher smelling clothes

Normally BD does not read the wit and wisdom of the LGNA (aka the Mad Maxine Admiration Society) website, but a neighbor sent a link that we just had to read to believe.

We already knew how LGNA claims to care about anything that happens south of Belmont. Too bad most of their officers could not find their way south of Belmont without a map and a police escort. And we already know how they refuse to recognize Belmont NA and its decision (backed by 100+ neighbors) to secede from LGNA.

But now they have the unmitigated chutzpah to take credit for the installation of the new four-way traffic signs at the intersection of Matilda and Belmont.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Locations in Lower Greenville, Frisco, Southlake among 29 Wal-Mart stores closing in Texas

Maria Halkias/Retail Writer / Dallas Morning News

Wal-Mart plans to close 269 stores worldwide, including 29 in Texas and a high-profile Neighborhood Market location on Lower Greenville in Dallas. The last day for most of the stores will be Jan. 28.


While Wal-Mart has closed stores overseas and even left entire markets, it hasn’t made a practice of closing big swaths of stores in the U.S. Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon had said in October that the company was reviewing its store fleet, including its 4,600 U.S. stores.

Wal-Mart spent a lot of time and money on opening the Lower Greenville store, converting an empty building that used to house Whole Foods and Blockbuster and dealing with a strong outcry from Lower Greenville neighborhoods. It also agreed to not be open 24 hours.

For the complete story, click here

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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Neighbors band together to take down burglar

J.D. Miles

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Don’t mess with our neighborhood. That’s the message from a group of homeowners who caught a car burglar in the act and teamed up to apprehend him.

Homeowners on the 5000 block of Reiger Avenue were fed up with recent garage thefts and car break-ins that police haven’t been able to stop.

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Click here to see the exclusive photos after the punk was caught

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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