Could “Lover’s Lounge” Be Evicted Before It Even Opens?

Looks like the fun might be over before it even begins.

You may have heard about the as-yet-unopened adult store on N. Tyler St from here or here, or from yesterday’s blog post. But after swinging by the location to get a look for myself, I’m not so sure about it’s prospects. An eviction notice filed on April 10 was taped to the door handle, along with a request to appear in court. The charge? Looks like the current tenant owes $5,000 in unpaid rent.

By |2009-04-16T12:01:00-05:00April 16th, 2009|Bishop Arts District, News|2 Comments

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  1. conundrum April 27, 2009 at 10:10 PM

    Oak Cliff edgy or Oak Cliff priggish?

    Can we have it both ways?

  2. Anita Mills April 27, 2009 at 10:10 PM

    Updating your information:

    There appears to have been several efforts to block the opening of the Lovers’ Lounge.

    After a neighbor inquiry with the City of Dallas, the City inspectors visited the establishment because it was opening without a certificate of occupancy. Because of the nature of the business, it also had to meet distance requirements from (a) the nearest residence and (b) the nearest school. It did not, and the City posted a cease and desist.

    After Channel 8 News did a segment on Sunday evening, April 11, a nearby resident reported that the owner moved out in the dead of night (aka wee hours of Tuesday morning). Then, the eviction notice appeared.

    It is questionable as to whether the owner could have run up such a rent bill, since those places are not high rent, but speculation is that it was a move by the landlord to cover his own tail because I’ve heard he got more than his fair share of callers regarding the nature of the business to which he’d rented the space!

    Regardless of one’s views toward the nature of the shop, it was not compatible with the lovely mix of art galleries and specialty shops that are migrating to this strip of Tyler.

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