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Things you don't want to hear during an armed robbery: He's not playing, and Is that it?

The Dallas Police Department is reporting another armed robbery in the Lowest Greenville area on Friday evening. It happened about 1130pm on the 1800 block of MacMillan @ Madera, not from from Henderson Avenue.


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And if the victim's statements in the report are correct, the two perps are very serious about their work. Like, no sense of humor whatsoever.

The corner was dark and the complainant stated two unknown black male suspects approached him from Madera Street.

Suspect #1 pointed what looked like a handgun at the complainant and stated "Give me your money!" The complainant replied "Are you serious?", suspect #2 who complainant could not see, stated "He's not playing".

The complainant reached in his left front pocket and handed suspect #1 $23.00 dollars. Susp#1 then asked "Is that it?"

As the suspects were fleeing west bound on Madera, complainant called 911 and waited for reporting officers.

Complainant stated that he thought suspect #1 was wearing a red shirt and possibly a dark colored hat. complainant was not able to see suspect #2's clothing, just that he was tall. The complainant was not injured.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Neighborhood residents uneasy about Skillman rezoning request

Stonelake Capital Partners, an Austin-based investment firm, is looking to rezone property it owns on the northeast corner of Skillman and Oram, across from Redenta's Garden.

Neighborhood resident Olive Talley has helped organize meetings between Stonelake representative Robert Baldwin and more than 20 neighbors to discuss the rezoning request. They have a lot of concerns because this particular block bumps right up to homes, she says.

Talley expressed concern that, among other things, a restaurant would be constructed atop the building. This type of development could lead to increased traffic, noise and parking issues, she says.

"We don't want this [neighborhood] to become another Lower Greenville Avenue," Talley says.


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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Resident Parking Only takes over another Lower Greenville street

UPDATE: The owners of Terilli's, Dodie's Reef and the property which houses their restaurants have responded to this story - click here to see what they said.


In the war between restaurant patrons looking for free parking spots in residential areas, and homeowners tired of cleaning up the trash or not being able to get into their own driveways, put another X in the win column for homeowners.

The 5700 block of Vickery Boulevard went Resident Parking Only with the installation of five RPO signs on Tuesday afternoon. The RPO zone, #34, covers the south side of the street from Greenville Avenue behind the bank parking lot to the end of the block at Matilda. The process started nearly three months ago, when one property owner, tired not only of the rowdy interlopers parking on his street but the City's slow response to complaints about Terilli's valets using the empty residential lots for illegal parking and the alley behind his house as a private road just for them (see photos), circulated an RPO petition to his neighbors. Within a week, nearly every homeowner on the street signed the paperwork. He paid the nearly $300 expense for the signs out of his own pocket.


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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Lowest Greenville 2003

Way back in 2003, BD took a walk down Lowest Greenville Avenue, carrying a cheap little digital camera, to take a picture of every business on the street.

Some of these closed down pretty fast, and some made it throught the 2010 rezoning debacle. And yes, some of them were scumbars, and some were owned by people who cared about their customers and their community.

Nearly ten years later, do you remember any of them??

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Is Trader Joe's still coming to Lowest Greenville?

Last week, there was a big media fanfare over the new Trader Joe's Walnut Hill/Central Ewy location. I tracked down the TJ media person quoted in that story and sent her an email asking for information about TJ's announced way back when store on Lowest Greenville.

I called her today after getting no reply, and clearly identified myself as the admin for this FB page and a local blogger.

First statement

Oh my, I never got your email.

Second statement

Oh my, I only talk to real media people, in print and television. Let me refer you to Customer Service.

[So what am I, chopped liver??? Honey, I was blogging before the word blog was invented]

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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