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Another Loss On Lower Greenville


by Jerome Weeks 2 Mar 2010

A few years ago, a fire took the old Arcadia Theatre on lower Greenville. And this morning, just up the avenue, a four-alarm fire apparently started in Terilli’s and took out the whole 2800 block of restaurants. These were some of the last, remaining 1930’s storefronts in the area. Terilli’s, the great old Greenville Avenue […]

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A few years ago, a fire took the old Arcadia Theatre on lower Greenville. And this morning, just up the avenue, a four-alarm fire apparently started in Terilli’s and took out the whole 2800 block of restaurants. These were some of the last, remaining 1930’s storefronts in the area. Terilli’s, the great old Greenville Avenue Bar and Grill, Mick’s and Hurricane Grill are all complete losses. I woke up to four helicopters, fire trucks, billowing smoke — and my neighbor Henley taking this picture.

UPDATE: One thing that might be salvaged from this disaster is the decorative brick facade on Hurricane and Terilli’s — just about the last of their kind in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, the buildings had no historic designation so there’s no legal impetus for the owner (a limited liability corporation) to preserve them. But Unfair Park reports that the fire-rescue teams did try to save the facades and that council member Angela Hunt has been making calls to see what can be done.

And more shots from Henley Quadling below the fold — very dramatic, very sad images.

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  • Amy

    This is so sad, I can’t believe these wonderful establishments are all gone. Please Dallas, don’t put up a CVS or Bank of America in place of these historic buildings.

  • Amy

    Such a great loss.

  • They’d better not think about putting a McDonalds on that corner or there will be an entire neighborhood lying in front of the tractor.

  • These were some of my favorite builds on Greenville. I really hope they will try to save them.