The Dallas Plan Commission considered Humphries’s plan for the bowling alley in a meeting Thursday. Businesses on that part of Lower Greenville must get a special use permit to operate past midnight. And several neighborhood groups oppose such a permit for the bowling alley/restaurant/bar, which would take two buildings owned by Madison Partners. One is the old Regal Beagle, which most recently operated as Lucky’s Road House. And the other, adjacent building, most recently housed Watel’s World Piece Cafe.
Neighbors say the area already has too many bars, which cause crime and parking problems. But the business would need to stay open past midnight to recoup a $1 million investment, a Madison Partners representative said.
The plan commission decided to defer a decision until its July 21 meeting.
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