Tiny victory: City Council approves Tyler Street bar

Photo courtesy of Wayward Son

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.

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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  • 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.

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