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Which Greenville Avenue do you patronize?

Do you know how many Greenville Avenue's there are in Dallas??

BD encounters this issue many times - especially when people claim that they used to party on Lower Greenville way back when BD was still a Yankee. Invariably, those folks are referring to the area north of our neighborhood, usually starting around the Greenville Avenue Bar and Grille (RIP).

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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The BarkingDogs Primer

If you are visiting this site for the first time after reading about it in the Dallas Morning News, welcome to The Voice of Lower Greenville! We had 15,000 hits between Sunday morning and Monday night, and the email is still flowing in.

To make things easier for our new readers, and to answer a lot of the common questions we are finding in the email, we have prepared a short primer to BarkingDogs.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Fire consumes Lower Greenville landmark

BD was working at the secret lab in Rowlett when Puppette #2 called to tell him that Lower Greenville was full of smoke. We just had no idea how bad it was gonna get out here.

The fire totally destroyed the Arcadia Theatre (unoccupied), Synbar, and Neuvo Leon (where the fire started). Heavily damaged and probably down for the count - BarRocco, Cafe Nostra (recently renovated) and Condom Sense.

The local media is providing great coverage of the valiant efforts of Dallas Fire-Rescue - wearing 50+ pounds of gear at a time - to keep the fire under control and not drop from heat exhaustion.

Kudos to local businesses like Simply Fondue and Teppo for making sure that all the firefighters had plenty of ice water until the support wagon arrived.

Since BD was stuck in the lab, Puppette #1 - Simi  - grabbed her digital camera and shot tons of great pics and video of the event.

We've posted the best 53 shots on our server at this link.

The video is online here (via YouTube).

A Deep Ellum resident just sent us a link to four pages of great pics -click here

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville

Driveway robbery on Velasco; don't lead the bad guys to your home

How many times can we say it???

If you think you are being followed after leaving a shopping center, do not go home, do not pass go, do not collect $200.

Instead, drive back to the business you just left (or any public area with lots of people around), calling 911 on your cellphone as you drive and telling them what is going on, park outside the main entrance, roll down the windows and scream like you have never screamed before in your life.

Last week, one of our neighbors let the bad guys follow her home.

She is very lucky to be alive today.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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Who is in charge???

Rufus Shaw,

As the debate rages over what version of the comprehensive plan is best for Dallas, a bigger controversy for Dallasites lurks beneath the surface. Who really speaks for the citizens of Dallas?

Is it appointed commission members like the members of the Dallas Planning Commission? Or is it the Dallas City Council who is duly elected by the city’s electorate?

And what of City Councilwoman Angela Hunt’s efforts to generate support for the Planning Commission’s version of the comprehensive plan by evoking southern sector neglect, lack of community input, city council incompetence, and city staff dictatorial behavior as the principal ills preventing the adoption of a fair comprehensive plan?

Can Councilwoman Hunt remain politically effective at City Hall after she has publicly trashed this process and all of its principal players?

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Dallas City Hall