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The Lower Greenville Wal-Mart Is a Terrible Neighbor

By Eric Nicholson Tue., Sep. 9 2014 / Dallas Observer / 2:00 PM

Neighbors never exactly embraced Wal-mart's plans to build a Neighborhood Market on Lower Greenville. Suspicious of the chain's ability to integrate into an urban neighborhood, particularly one as fastidious as Lower Greenville, their opposition was close to unanimous, the only variation being in the intensity of their anti-Wal-mart sentiment.

Leaders of the surrounding neighborhood associations -- Belmont, Greenland Hills, Vickery Place, Lower Greenville and Lowest Greenville West -- also realized they didn't have much choice. The zoning was in place and the landlord, former City Councilman Mitchell Rasansky, could lease the property to whomever he chose. Their only option was to band together and wring what concessions they could out of the world's largest retailer, which they did.

Melissa Kingston, an attorney who lives two blocks from the Wal-mart, led negotiations on behalf of the neighborhood groups.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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On Lowest Greenville, payback is a bitch...

One of the biggest reasons BD left Lowest Greenville was the construction of a Neighborhood Walmart across the street from his house (yes it was legal, in a space formerly used by Whole Foods and Blockbuster Video, but it was still a WalMart, for god's sake).

The other was due to the lawsuit foisted on BDby HRH Melissa Kingston, spouse of current city council rep HRH Phillip Kingston. She sued BD into the next City Council district because he dared to oppose her unchallenged rule over the neighborhood, and would not love and embrace WalMart.

Imagine his shock, absolute shock, to see an email from a neighbor in the area quote HRH and her fight - yes, a fight! - with that same lovely WalMart. The message was posted on NextDoor.com for Belmont Addition, but was shared with NextDoor.com neighborhoods in the area, hence its delivery to BD.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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How much booze did your favorite bar sell in 2013?

It's that time of the year again. Time to see how much money your favorite Lower Greenville bar or restaurant earned in mixed beverage/beer/wine sales, versus how much they told you they lost while trying to stay in business.

Reports are based on sales reports submitted by the licensee to the State Comptroller and compiled by an independent service. Reports submitted by TABC-licensed businesses with an MB classification are not confidential and are considered public records. These reports are through November 2013, or the latest month for that business to submit a sales tax report in 2013, plus the previous year.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Darren Dattalo is really happy BD moved out of Lower Greenville

It's no secret that BD's move off Lowest Greenville to Junius Heights was the highlight of Melissa Kingston's day (nay, year) a few weeks ago. But that feeling of elation was publicly shared by other members of the coven of neighbors on the Belmont Addition Conservation District Enforcement Committee.

Darren Dattalo is a real estate agent at Keller-Williams Urban Center over on Turtle Creek (it used to be called the Center City office until it moved off of Lowest Greenville). He's LGNA's crimewatch chairman. He's at every meeting, hearing or event having to do with Lowest Greenville. He has made his displeasure with BD and the Bailey home very clear in Board of Adjustment meetings and on the Dallas Observer blogs.

BD is not surprised Dattalo is crowing about BD's move, but did he not think BD would see said crowing? The graphic below was pulled from Darren's Facebook page just last week. In it, you see BD's house, as photographed from outside the fence, BD's borrowed moving truck and the moving team taking a break from the heat.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Lower Greenville Avenue’s “barking dog” looking for a new yard

James Ragland, The Dallas Morning News

The Barking Dog soon will be yelping some place else.

Avi Adelman, the self-described “barking dog” of Lower Greenville Avenue, has sold the Belmont Addition home he’s owned for 25 years.

Adelman sold the 1,888-square-foot frame home last month, according to Dallas County Central Appraisal District records that show the property was transferred to new owners on July 9.

The sale has prompted speculation that the man who has led a 15-year crusade against crime, traffic and noise along Lower Greenville is leaving East Dallas.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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