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Skillman-Oram framing store booted for coffee shop

East Dallas Advocate, December 11, 2012

Austin-based coffee shop Houndstooth is set to open at the southeast corner of Skillman and Oram, replacing the custom framing store, Gallery Central, which is currently leasing that space.

Stephanie Smith, the owner of Gallery Central, says she found out she had to move from a letter she received the day before Thanksgiving. The letter wasn't a complete shock since the whole area has been a "beehive of rumor" for the past year, she says. Plus, potential renters have been coming in and out of her store for the past several months, checking out her space.

Originally, she was afraid she would have to move to a completely different location, but she says Stonelake Capital Properties, the developer that recently bought that entire shopping strip, is setting up a place for her in the back, behind the coffee shop. They also gave her a few extra weeks to get moved, since Christmas time is her busy season.

"They were nice enough, but it was obvious this is a numbers game," Smith says.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Dallas police say they're 'investigating circumstances leading to injuries sustained' by comatose Dallas attorney

Dallas Morning News / Travis Hudson / 5:37 pm on December 12, 2012

Update at 5:37 p.m: Moments ago, Dallas PD tweeted a brief note concerning Damien Falgoust. It also refers to the attorney as an "injured person," and says, in full:

The Dallas Police Department Crimes Against Person's Division is investigating a report that involves Mr. Damien Falgoust. Detectives are investigating the circumstances leading to injuries sustained to Mr. Falgoust on December 7, 2012, at 2:30 am, in the 1900 block of Greenville Avenue. Detectives continue to keep Mr. Falgoust's family abreast of the progress of the investigation. Anyone having information concerning this case should contact the Dallas Police Department – Detective D. Singer at 214-671-3854 or 214-671-3603.

Update at 5:24 p.m. by staff writer Robert Wilonsky: A search of Dallas Police Department incident reports shows the assault on Damien Falgoust has been classified as an "injured person." The report says Falgoust was "apparently assaulted" by unknown suspects, and that Dallas Fire-Rescue "received [an] unconscious person call" at 1914 Greenville Avenue at 2:31 a.m. Friday. It also notes that Dallas police "were not contacted."

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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Board of Adjustment tells BACD and homeowners - Call us in two months with a compromise!

After a nearly two-hour Board of Adjustment hearing, the panel voted to not make a final decision on this case. BD's head is still spinning around trying to put his arms around not only the decision, but the steps that led up to it. We promise a longer post after we've had time to figure out how to properly explain it to you.

BD can tell you much of the discussion centered on how much consideration is given to the claims by any CD over construction and design issues versus the property rights of the homeowner, how much the City allegedly ignored the rules to approve the property, or how much the homeowners were actually and truly in compliance with the code and damn the opinion of some aggressive residents.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Austin's ultra-serious Houndstooth Coffee to bring baristas and beer to East Dallas

By Teresa Gubbins / Culture Map / 11.30.12 | 12:00 am

Dallas' coffee scene keeps getting bigger, and now it'll have a taste from Austin. Houndstooth Coffee, the ultra-cool minimalist coffee shop/bar, will open a branch in East Dallas, at the corner of Skillman Avenue and Oram Street, in early 2013.

Brothers Sean and Paul Henry opened the first Houndstooth in Austin in 2010, in a tiny, but ultra-clean spot on North Lamar near 45th. They're part of the "third wave" of coffee, with an attentiveness to everything from the harvest of the plant to the grind of the bean.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Thief caught on camera stealing from Dodie's Reef

BRAD WATSON / WFAA

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

DALLAS – Dallas police say a brazen thief snuck in the back door of Dodie's on Greenville Ave. and got away with $985 belonging to employees.

Dodie's has been in business along lower Greenville Avenue for 23 years. Its owner is very satisfied that people are safe when they come here to eat and drink. But there is still the need to be careful. The restaurant's set up to embrace its 'Big Easy' feel –– the Cajun food comes out quickly and a back door leads to a parking lot.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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