Tiny victory: City Council approves Tyler Street bar

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Plans for a bar with no restaurant are going forward after City Council approved a specific-use permit for Tiny Victories Wednesday.

The bar, from the owners of The Whippersnapper, High Fives and other Dallas watering holes, is planned for a 1,000-square-foot space on Tyler at Davis.

Most places serving alcohol in Oak Cliff are required to earn 51 percent of their revenues from food sales. City Council voted 10-4 in favor of a three-year permit with an automatic 5-year renewal permitting Tiny Victories an exception from that rule. The permit also limits outdoor seating to the rear patio, a space measuring 33-by-11 feet. And outdoor speakers must be turned off at 10 p.m.

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City Councilwoman Monica Alonzo questioned whether the vote would violate the city’s ethics rules as Tiny Victories landlord David Spence, who applied for the permit, made a contribution to Councilman Scott Griggs’ reelection campaign in March. But a city attorney advised that the ethics rules didn’t apply in this case.

Spence says the bar is likely to open around September.

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  • choraleboy

    Right? What a tool.

  • downtownworker

    Wondering if Ms. Alonzo received any contributions from West Dallas Investments and whether she violated any ethics rules when she voted to move a concrete plant away from Trinity Groves and next to a school.