Lower Greenville


Buddy, can you spare a (traffic) light?

Someone at City Hall must be listening to Lower Greenville residents, or at least reading the accident reports.

This photograph, shot by Puppette #1, shows a city crew digging very deep holes on the corners at Belmont and Matilda.

Those holes will soon be occupied by traffic light poles that will - we sincerely hope - put a stop to the large number of accidents at this intersection (see previous stories here and here).

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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How much money does a scumbar really earn?

After last Tuesday's community meeting, where new scumbar owners (okay, they said they were bringing fine dining to Lower Greenville, but we all know that's a crock of poop) were telling us how badly they needed outdoor dining patio spaces and no more head-in parking, BD had flashbacks to 1999.

Until a few years ago, BD was tracking the sales of Mixed Beverages on Lower Greenville. BD posted the figures (publicly available from the Texas State Comptroller's website) to show how scumbar owners were crying in our beer (after we paid for it) when they cried poor and could not afford things like security, free parking, and neighborhood security.

To quote Jeanne Terilli from the first time we posted these numbers,You are starting a war out here.

So BD pulled up some recent numbers and built himself a spreadsheet. Our article about the meeting is still in process, but BD is sharing the sales figures for discussion. Figures represent scumbars with MB permits (Mixed Beverages), not BG (Beer/Wine).

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Joe Avezzano is a big fat liar

Some PR flack once wrote - Bad publicity is still good publicity.

Don't ask Suede how much more publicity they can handle. Just hearing the words BarkingDog and Suede in the same sentence on almost every newscast this week must be driving owner Joe Avezzano to raiding the liquor cabinet.

And by the way, can you name the media outlets that would not touch this story with a 10-foot pencil?

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Timeline - DPD officer harrassment of BD

This is the unofficial timeline for events leading up to BD getting a ticket for abuse of the 911 system when there is no clear and present emergency and a series of obscene emails sent from a Dallas DPD Central Division computer.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Suede: The old new horse's ass on Lower Greenville

Do you remember that famous scene in The Godfather, where the sleeping business tycoon wakes up to find an offer he can't refuse: A custom-made horse head pillow in his bed?

After getting tickets for loud noise blaring off their rooftop patio on most weekend evenings, the not-so-wise guys operating the Suede scumbar are pulling that same kind of crap on BD.

Someone needs to buy these dummies a clue, and soon.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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