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Belmont NA announces the sale of Arcadia marquee sign

The Belmont Neighborhood Association (BNA) has sold the Arcadia Theatre's landmark marquee sign to a local company. The sign will be repaired and displayed in a public and very prominent location in Dallas this spring.

The sign was donated to the BNA by Dunhill Partners just before the theatre property was demolished due to a fire in June 2006.

The sign was sold for $7,500, which will be used by the BNA for crimewatch and neighborhood activities in the Lower Greenville area. The buyer, whom BNA declined to identify until the sign is rededicated, will also pay for the costs of removing the sign from the Arcadia before demolition last December, renovations and new neon, and reinstallation on their building.

The total value of the transaction is more than $10,000.

Click here for the complete story @ Belmont NA website

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville

Do you remember 1987???

Despite the fog of age (and other issues we are not allowed to discuss in front of the Puppettes), BD does remember 1987 on Lower Greenville. And so do many of his neighbors.

But now we need to see just how good those collective memories really are. BD has posted a very unique database: Lower Greenville 1987 vs Lower Greenville 2006

The table is very simple. It shows addresses, use and occupant for two different time frames, 1987 and 2006. Where an address has changed (deleted or created), that change is noted in a colorized row.

BD and others have been working on this list for weeks. We've referenced old newspapers, Cole Criss-Cross Directories, and lots of neighbors.

But there are still some questions and missing pieces to consider. So take a look at this list and send in your comments or changes.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Arcadia demolition documented on film

The demolition of the Arcadia Theatre complex has been documented on film since the first brick fell. has posted hundreds of photographs, starting from the day of the fire at 414 pm and going until the last brick was cleared away this week.

You can see the complete collection by clicking here.

Speaking of bricks, there were a few unusual finds in the rubble.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Watch a neighbor's home get burglarized on video

It's not uncommon to see a video of some idiot driving a truck into a c-store so they can steal the ATM, or a bank robbery, but how many times do you get see the thugs breaking and entering your neigbhor's house??

A BD reader sent us this video (link here) of a couple of thugs leaving a house they just cleaned out.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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Residents fear code enforcement whitewash

A former Building Inspector considered to be single-handedly responsible for Lower Greenville becoming a haven for bars in the late 90's is back on the streets. And local residents want him gone before he whitewashes all the controversial mistakes he created years ago.

Sources at City Hall tell BD this inspector - whom we won't name publicly yet - has been assigned to NSA Hunt's so-called Lower Greenville Task Force in order to review the large number of parking agreements and verify all the parking spaces claimed by local scumbars.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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