If you’re an e-friend of John Freeman--or his defunct DIY venue--chances are you recently received a bulletin item letting you know that you can still donate toward Sloppyworld’s outstanding legal fees.
We spoke to the Dutch Treat today, and he clarified (again) that Sloppyworld will not reopen. Even if he could navigate through the city’s mind-boggling permitting process and get everything kosher, his lease is up in January.
“There’s probably no chance of reopening,” he says. “[The donations are] basically to pay the fees for three citations we got while entertaining the city of Dallas, including two from Melodica.”
Locals have already donated about $200 toward the fees, which total about $1,700. You, too, can donate through PayPal at the Sloppyworld Web site. –Jesse Hughey
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.