And a note to all those Deep Ellumites heading to City Hall today, to once again support their favorite drinking establishments during what's turned out to be a laborious specific use permit process: Don't rush. There are 85 agenda items today, and those dealing with the permits for The Amsterdam Bar, The Bone, Elm Street Bar, Darkside Lounge, Club One, Club Dada, Double Wide, Club Uropa and Minc Lounge are toward the bottom -- beginning at No. 71, to be precise.
Not that it won't be interesting -- especially when it comes to Club One and Club Uropa. The City Plan Commission went against city staff's recommendation and denied giving the former SUP approval. And after months of delays, both the Plan Commission and staff gave a half-hearted thumbs-up last month to Uropa, despite the fact that Dallas Police Department counts 97 crimes committed at 2600 Main Street between August 2002 and August 2007, including one murder, a report of "deadly conduct," several aggravated assaults robberies and copious reports of thefts and and burglarized cars. Wouldn't miss that discussion for the world. --Robert Wilonsky
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