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Overheated transformer starts fire in garage apartment on Goliad Avenue

An overheated power transformer is the apparent cause of a fire which destroyed a garage apartment structure and property fencing behind the 5700 block of Goliad Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.

The wires heated up, catching the pole on fire. The fire ignited the pole and jumped to the fence and garage structure. No injuries were reported. This was the second fire of its type in the area today. Another fire similar in nature took place on the 6100 block of Richmond Avenue last week.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Armed robbery off Greenville Avenue nets $300

Update @ 6pm - WFAA reports on similar robberies in / around Lowest Greenville






Two Lower Greenville patrons were robbed at gunpoint just after midnight Tuesday while walking to a parking lot on Bell Avenue.

According to the DPD reports, the couple was walking down the street when two suspects came up behind them, put a gun to the victim's head and demanded his wallet, then pushed him to the ground. The girl gave up her car keys, but the robbers fled on foot. Total take was less than $300 in cash and valuables.

There's no description of the perps, just a note regarding turquoise blue Ford vehicle (no model given) used as the getaway vehicle. Here are the police report summaries and links to the original report.

0170414-Z (click here to see report)

7/11/2012 00:20

5600 Bell Ave

Aggravated Robbery

Susp/s robbed complainant at gun point on listed date at approx listed time

Complainant and witness were returning from bars on Greenville Avenue to their vehicle at listed location when they were approached from behind by suspects. Suspect 1 put a gun to complainant's head and demanded his wallet and pushed him to the ground. Suspect 2 took witness' purse (see 170431z) and car keys to her vehicle. (again, see 17031z).

0170431-Z (click here to see report)

7/11/2012 00:20

5600 Bell Ave

Aggravated Robbery

Suspects took complainant's property after presenting gun on listed date at approx listed time

Complainant and witness were returning from bars on Greenville Avenue nearby to their vehicle at listed location when suspects approached from behind them. Suspect 1 put a gun in witness' face (see 170414z) and pushed him to the ground. At the same time Suspect 2 demanded and received complainant's purse. The presence of the firearm caused complainant to fear for her life. Both suspects then fled eastbound on Bell.


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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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The Mecca is moving to east Dallas

Click here to read the DMN's follow-up - When The Mecca Restaurant moves to East Dallas next month, it won't be the first (or second) time

Scott Reitz - Dallas Observer / City of Ate

East Dallas is getting a new CFS that borders on holy.

Cheryl Hurt has only been the manager at The Mecca for three years, but she talks like she's been with the restaurant for all 74 of them. I called her when a reader emailed to tell me the restaurant was making a move form its spot on Harry Hines to Live Oak Street. Hurt told me they just signed a lease on the old Molly Maguire's space that closed last fall.


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Click here for the complete story on City of Ate

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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First Trader Joe's, then Walmart, now Green Grocer coming to Lower Greenville

At the end of 2011, we learned that Trader Joe's would open on Lower Greenville just south of Belmont. Then came the news earlier this year that Walmart would open a neighborhood market right across the street.

The latest newcomer is Chicago-based Green Grocer, which is moving into the corner space at 3416 Greenville, right across the street from Gloria's and Cafe Izmir. The store already has a presence on Facebook and Twitter, and says that it is shooting for a late summer/early fall opening.

Click here for the complete story on the Advocate Magazine website

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Trader Joe's Lowest Greenville goes for Spring 2013 opening

In a story about the opening of Trader Joe's Fort Worth, Madison Partners (which owns the property), claims the store will still open in Spring 2013.

The developer of the Greenville Avenue store says it’s going to help revitalize one of Dallas’ older neighborhoods.

“Trader Joe’s is going to have a huge and positive impact on the revitalization of Lower Greenville,” said Jon Hetzel of Madison Partners. “We believe their presence in this location will benefit the whole East Dallas area.”

Madison Partners owns other buildings along Lower Greenville, and a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is opening a block away later this year.

The store at 2001 Greenville Ave. will be built close to the sidewalk, and a small building on the site will be demolished to make room for parking. The property has room for additional uses, Hetzel said. “The proximity to Trader Joe’s has kindled a lot of interest from some very cool tenants.”

Madison Partners is also “actively working” on a food truck park as part of the overall project, he said.

Click here to read the complete story.

Click here to join the Trader Joe's Lowest Greenville Facebook page

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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