Lower Greenville


A business we will never get "tired" of

There are very few businesses on Lower Greenville operating for 10 years or more. ZuBar just celebrated it's tenth anniversary, and The Beagle is just as old we think. And the Winedale Tavern qualifies as historic. Most of the scumbars need just one hand to count the number of years they have been operating, and they would still have to cheat.

But for nearly 30 years, by the reckoning of many residents, one small business has been taking care of its customers with great service and a product most of us need to survive.

Can you name that business??? Here's a hint - lots of water but no alcohol.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Are scumbar patrons removing No-Parking signs?

From the porch at the Dog Pound, BD has a clear view of Lower Greenville and some of the parking lots. And for years, the number of cars sitting on said parking lots has been a very accurate measurement of just how busy - or not - the scumbars are at any given moment.

And for the past few weeks, this yardstick has been saying the same thing - It's getting really quiet out here.

Even the noisy scumbars are not so noisy most weekends. BD has always wondered how any business can survive on maybe 6 hours of heavy traffic in a week.

So it comes as a surprise to hear that someone - probably a scumbar patron who found his car towed - has taken it upon themselves to remove various No Parking signs in the neighborhood, presumably in an effort to create their own version of close-in parking.

At $200 plus the ticket, that creates a very expensive parking space.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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The Case of the Cicumsized Quote

When Bill Dickerson was interviewed for the last weekend's DMN story about BD (link - Barking Dog still on the prowl), he was on vacation in Florida. He told the reporter he was not gonna be happy if they cut his quotes the wrong way.

Guess what happened? The gutted his quote of any sense whatsoever, and made it look like BD was crazier than even his own daughter would admit.

Here is the complete quote from Bill, added to the DMN paragraph

Bill Dickerson, 63, used to walk the streets with Mr. Adelman on weekend nights. They are two of the last holdouts from a crime watch group who haven't moved out of the area, he said.

"They lump us together in the same peanut shell, and we're not. My idea is that if we talk about it, we can resolve it," Mr. Dickerson said.

(cut) "Now don't get me wrong, talking doesn't always work. Then I call up Avi and say 'Hey Avi, what are we going to do about this?!'

See the difference???

By Avi S. Adelman under Crimewatch , Lower Greenville

Which Greenville Avenue do you patronize?

Do you know how many Greenville Avenue's there are in Dallas??

BD encounters this issue many times - especially when people claim that they used to party on Lower Greenville way back when BD was still a Yankee. Invariably, those folks are referring to the area north of our neighborhood, usually starting around the Greenville Avenue Bar and Grille (RIP).

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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The BarkingDogs Primer

If you are visiting this site for the first time after reading about it in the Dallas Morning News, welcome to The Voice of Lower Greenville! We had 15,000 hits between Sunday morning and Monday night, and the email is still flowing in.

To make things easier for our new readers, and to answer a lot of the common questions we are finding in the email, we have prepared a short primer to BarkingDogs.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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