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A picture is worth $3.9 million dollars in renovations, so why is WalMart not talking to the neighbors??

Posted on the former Whole Foods Lowest Greenville, Tuesday March 13, 2012

Permit #11111-71070 was issued on December 29, 2011 for an INTERIOR REMODEL for a General Merchandise or Food Store larger than 3,500 square feet. Yeah, we are so happy about this we could (insert ironic comment here)

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Knox-Henderson keeps shedding restaurants

By Scott Reitz / City of Ate / Dallas Observer

Just three weeks ago, we reported that Horne & Dekker had closed abruptly, on the heels of other failed restaurants in the area. H&D, Redfork and Alma all closed in less than a year, and I wondered if Knox-Henderson was a tough neighborhood for the service industry. Or maybe their food just sucked.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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Where is all that RPO at?

With all the recent buzz about Resident Parking Only in Uptown and Bishop Arts, BD is promising to make a standalone website instead of a page on the BelmontNA website.

Tomorrow. I promise.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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Parking issues take down Fish City Grill @ Henderson


DALLAS — Fish City Grill on Henderson Avenue will close this weekend; its last day is Sunday. Owners Bill and Lovett Bayne announced its imminent closure via an email to customers.

"Our last day will be Sunday," said a Fish City employee. "We're one of the longest running restaurants in this strip, but it never became profitable enough."

[BD Note - FCG's valet parking costs upwards of $5 per car, more when bars in the same strip mall were running full. After a recent crackdown by the City, parking by the valets on empty grassy lots across the street was prohibited.]

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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Oak Cliff Chamber hates 'easy' RPO process, wants Council Rep Jasso to stop it NOW!

UPDATE @ 10pm - CBS11 just posted a story about the Bishop Arts RPO. The property and business owners are having a meeting to figure out how to prevent a war. They have issued their terms of surrender to the residents: Give us your parking spaces so we can make money, and shut up about RPO! Commercial property owner David Spence is worried that if RPO is implemented without any dialog with the commercial interests, then he's going to lose his shirt. David, lean closer to the monitor so I can talk to you only - The parking spaces belong to the residents, capiche?? Details here.

When the first Resident Parking Only zone popped up in the Bishop Arts last week, the residents expected some kvetching by local businesses. And darn if Gloria's Restaurants Jose Fuentes did not get on the news that night and pontificate about how his customers (the ones not parking on his private complimentary [read: tips] lots) are afraid to walk a few blocks extra past the RPO streets. That kind of grousing is expected, and if anything only serves to provide more hot air to heat the restaurants. Even in Uptown, the RPO controversy is down to a low hum as the residents continue to organize for more streets to be protected.

But BD and others were surprised - okay, frigging amazed - to see how the Oak Cliff Chamber and local business and property owners reacted. Did they express any concern for the safety and well-being of their residential neighbors or the reasons they were so determined to have RPO protect their residential property? No. Did they ask for meetings so they could hear about the problems? No.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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