Lower Greenville

Neighborhood

Can Joe Avezzano spell T-A-B-C?

Right about now, football legend Joe Avezzano is probably seriously rethinking his decision to buy the biggest scumbar on Lower Greenville, Suede Bar & Grill, earlier this summer.

Can you imagine the conversation he'll have with his son (who told him it was a good idea) just before they meet with the TABC about their noise issues? BD would love to be a fly on that wall.

After nearly six months of subjecting the neighborhood to noise (you can't even think of calling that garbage music), DPD citations and lying to the media (See Joe Avezzano is a big fat liar), the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is putting Suede's crappy attitude under their microscope.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Two steps forward, three steps backwards

In the past few weeks, Lower Greenville businesses have been making some real attempts to not become the newest version of Deep Ellum.

And for the most part, their efforts - meetings between DPD and all (we mean all) business owners, a new street-wide dress code (would someone please explain to BD what a grill is??), and better communication with the residents - seem to be making a difference. Since the dress code took effect, there are very few scumpatrons parking near the Dog Pound this month.

But as in any large group, there are still a few buttheads trying to shove their weight around.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Friday night on the Lower Greenville frontier

Dallas City Council Rep Angela Hunt kicks some (gl)ass on Lower Greenville

By Diana Souza, President, Belmont Neighborhood Association and third-generation Lower Greenville resident

Here in the buffer zone called Lower Greenville, we're living on the edge.

Mere blocks north, the M Street neighbors enjoy peace and quiet, can go to bed early on the weekend.

But here within two blocks of lower Greenville's Let's Get Drunk Zone, we're busy calling the police and flushing miscreants out of our yards, while being able to hear – from inside our houses – every song in the set list of the live bands on patio rooftops of the bars. Repeated exposure to the edge wears up the emotional calluses, it makes you tough. Like deputies in the Old West, the activists over here are on non-stop vigilance to preserve what's left of the shreds of civilization.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Residents fear code enforcement whitewash

A former Building Inspector considered to be single-handedly responsible for Lower Greenville becoming a haven for bars in the late 90's is back on the streets. And local residents want him gone before he whitewashes all the controversial mistakes he created years ago.

Sources at City Hall tell BD this inspector - whom we won't name publicly yet - has been assigned to NSA Hunt's so-called Lower Greenville Task Force in order to review the large number of parking agreements and verify all the parking spaces claimed by local scumbars.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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The cost of doing business, Lower Greenville-style

BD's been pulling records from the DPD and Building Inspections so we can get an accurate snapshot of how bad things are getting on Lower Greenville. And everyday we unearth a new gem of information that proves how the City is getting bent over the pool table and whacked by the scumbar operators.

Today's example - Anti-noise citations. The DPD issues tickets based on either residential complaints or personal observations as they walk the beat.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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