Lower Greenville


Fire consumes Lower Greenville landmark

BD was working at the secret lab in Rowlett when Puppette #2 called to tell him that Lower Greenville was full of smoke. We just had no idea how bad it was gonna get out here.

The fire totally destroyed the Arcadia Theatre (unoccupied), Synbar, and Neuvo Leon (where the fire started). Heavily damaged and probably down for the count - BarRocco, Cafe Nostra (recently renovated) and Condom Sense.

The local media is providing great coverage of the valiant efforts of Dallas Fire-Rescue - wearing 50+ pounds of gear at a time - to keep the fire under control and not drop from heat exhaustion.

Kudos to local businesses like Simply Fondue and Teppo for making sure that all the firefighters had plenty of ice water until the support wagon arrived.

Since BD was stuck in the lab, Puppette #1 - Simi  - grabbed her digital camera and shot tons of great pics and video of the event.

We've posted the best 53 shots on our server at this link.

The video is online here (via YouTube).

A Deep Ellum resident just sent us a link to four pages of great pics -click here

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville

The word for the day is "parking"

The writer of this editorial lives in North Dallas. The editorial was submitted to the DMN, but has not yet been published.

Upon reading your editorials, I note a common thread which defines at least one problem for visitors to the Greenville/ Lower Greenville area - parking.

I am a member a group of sixteen adults that dine out frequently. Among the places we used to frequent was the Greenville area. As time progressed, we found little or no parking during prime dining periods, except for valet parking services.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Hello, I'm from City Hall and I'm here to help you. Not!

Instead of getting aggressive on Lower Greenville, Hunt wants City Staff to fix the problems they helped create

Dallas City Council Member Angela Hunt has put the parking space/patio conversion proposal in a holding pattern while City Staff tries to untie the knot they created on Lower Greenville Avenue.

We can only hope she includes the people who live out here in the war-zone and not folks from LGNA who could not find Lower Greenville without a map or police escort.

By Avi S. Adelman under Dallas City Council , Lower Greenville
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Scumbars can't lie to the media with a straight face (or the facts)

The past few weeks of public attention being focused on Lower Greenville is making local businesses do something they really hate: Talking to the media.

Too bad they can't figure out how to lie better.

BD's favorite gaffe - Firehouse's Jordan Lowery lied to the DMN when he said -

But Mr. Lowery disputes police estimates that several thousand bar patrons congregate on Lower Greenville at closing time on the weekends. His estimate is closer to 500 or 600.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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DPD sergeant admits to sending obscene email to BD

BD:  "It's even more surprising and shocking that somebody I don't know would go to the effort and trouble and grief to do this."

WFAA News8 is reporting that DPD Sgt. Ramon Gonzalez, a 15-year veteran, has admitted sending one of the obscene emails to BD, just 37 minutes after BD was given a now-dismissed 911 abuse ticket two weekends ago.

BD was interviewed by Brett Shipp just a few hours ago. If you missed the newscast, you missed seeing BD's jaw hit the ground.

BD has no idea who this guy is, and does not remember ever meeting him.

Click here to see the WFAA News8 report - registration required

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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