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Another bar bites the big one

Looks like someone was drinking too much Kool-Ade.

Word up. Do you really think you are going to get an SUP to stay open past midnight?

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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What was so important that you could not take five minutes to vote on Saturday?

Less than 10% of Dallas' registered voters bothered to even show up at the polls on Saturday. In a David v Goliath race like this, why couldn't we even hope for maybe a strong 15%???

By now you know the results, and it ain't pretty. We just elected a lily-white scion of Dallas' Preston Hollow neighborhood, where getting your kids to donate $5,000 to a political campaign is not even an issue. This is a man who spent nearly $2.5 million (for reference, that is 2.5 times more than Annette Strauss or Laura Miller spent) for a job that pays $60,000 but carries a relatively big stick - if you are on his A-List.

He won because District 12 residents came out in droves (council run-off), South Dallas came in drove$, and many of us in poor ole East Dallas did not bother to vote in June. Early voter turnout in June was 5,000 less than May - in fact, of the nearly 25,000 people who voted early in May, 12,350 did not bother to come out for June's early voting. Nearly 7,000 people voted in June that did not vote in May, but a large chunk of them were from District 12 and the rest spread out all over Dallas.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Dallas City Hall
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Texas judge denies second request for injunction against blog

Reporters Committe for the Freedom of the Press

A Dallas judge found earlier this week that a plaintiff who tried to silence a blogger through a temporary injunction in a defamation suit did not meet the burden for the injunction.

Judge Mark Greenberg of Dallas County Court at Law #5 denied on Wednesday the request of Fernando Rosales, who filed a defamation suit against Avi Adelman and his blog in December. Rosales, the owner of a Dallas bar called Lost Society, filed a request in March for a temporary injunction against the website asking that the judge shut down the blog and prevent Adelman from printing anything about Rosales in future posts.

It also called for Adelman to remove content discussing the restaurant or Rosales, who alleges that Adelman made false statements about the bar on the blog and claimed that the statements have resulted in "damages and loss of business dealings."

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Legal issues
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RIP Winedale Tavern, 1986 - 2001

The Winedale Tavern closed its doors last week, with very little ceremony and even less notice. The cause of death was the Lowest Greenville Planned Develoment District, gangbangers and hoochie-mamas ravaging other businesses, and a lack of (promised) free parking.

The Winedale Tavern leaves behind patrons and friends who still don't understand why the bar needed a Special Use Permit to do what it had been doing for years legally. BD has knowledge of at least five other businesses - most having no problems except crappy neighbors or landlords - which will close before the September 24, 2011 deadline to have an SUP.

Note to the neighborhood leaders who supported the PD - How's that Lower Greenville rezoning thingamajig looking now??

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Elliott's is not coming to Lowest Greenville

(Elliott's press release) Elliott’s Hardware today announced plans for relocation of its Dallas store to 5439 Denton Drive, less than a mile away from its current 4901 Maple Avenue location. With an anticipated moving date in late spring 2011, the Maple Avenue store will continue operating until a final moving date is set.

A full-service hardware store, known for its community involvement, Elliott’s has been a Dallas institution for more than 60 years. President/CEO Kyle Walters plans to continue that tradition by applying new practices in store design and layout.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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