Lower Greenville

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Arcadia demolition documented on film

The demolition of the Arcadia Theatre complex has been documented on film since the first brick fell.

DEMDeepEllumMusic.com has posted hundreds of photographs, starting from the day of the fire at 414 pm and going until the last brick was cleared away this week.

You can see the complete collection by clicking here.

Speaking of bricks, there were a few unusual finds in the rubble.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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NSA Hunt: Missing and inactive on Lower Greenville

Has anyone seen NSA [Not So Angelic] Hunt or her so-called Lower Greenville Tsk-Tsk-Tsk Force doing the enforcement thing on Lower Greenville recently???

Yeah, me neither.

Don't hold your breath expecting anything to happen soon when it comes to bar audits, parking or noise.

In response to a number of Open Record Requests submitted by BD for copies of the bar sales audits and valet parking survey, Development Services and other departments are saying: Just exactly what are you talking about?? We have no such documents on file. Now go away and leave us alone!

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Lower Greenville
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"I left my nut on the bar room floor..."

A Lower Greenville bar patron shot himself in the crotch while sitting at a bar, then went home and called the police, claiming someone else had shot him. DPD was able to prove his story was fabricated when they found parts of the bullet, a testicle, his penis, and some flesh on the bar floor.

While this may sound like the first verse of a bad country-western song (is there such a thing as a good country-western song??), DPD officers swear it is absolutely true.

Of course, it takes a long time to tell the story because they are laughing too hard while repeating it. BD won't name the bar since they should not be associated with someone so stupid.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Blue Fish Restaurant: Hazardous to your health???

When the DMN wanted to interview scumbar owners about the City's new crackdown on phony bars, they were harder to find than a legitimate restaurant CO on Lower Greenville.

Owners of several restaurants likely to be targeted by the audits declined to comment Tuesday, saying they feared retribution. Others along the entertainment strip called the audits unfair and said they're yet another example of the city punishing Greenville Avenue establishments.

So the reporter turned to legit operations on the other end of Lower Greenvile for opinions. That included the folks at St Martins (who used BD's favorite phrase about Lower Greenville - level the playing field); WFAA interviewed the folks at Hurricane Bar and Grill.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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City targets bars in restaurants' clothing

Dallas: Officials say some are skirting rules; some owners call audit unfair

By EMILY RAMSHAW / The Dallas Morning News

Is it a bar, or is it a restaurant?

To patrons, it may not make a difference. But to Dallas officials, it's a crucial distinction as they try to referee growing friction between residential neighborhoods and entertainment districts.

Starting this month, Dallas auditors will demand to check the books at some of the city's hottest drinking and dining venues, including several along popular Greenville Avenue.

Under state law, venues making 75 percent or more of their sales from alcohol are considered bars and are subject to restrictions. City Council members – led by District 14 representative Angela Hunt – believe some Dallas proprietors are fudging their books to look like restaurants, to avoid the thorny permitting process required for bars.

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Dallas City Code / Audits of Mixed Beverage Sales

From the BD archives:

City issues citations to Lower Greenville scumbars (November 2004)

Bars fail to get injunction on No Smoking Ban, or It takes a kitchen to make you a restaurant (March 2003)

Blue Fish closed for health/sanitary conditions (November 2004)

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville