Jim's Car Wash Must Shutter in Days After Judge Upholds Dallas Board's Deadline

Nearly a month after a city board ordered Jim's Car Wash to close, a judge on Monday rejected the owner's late bid to keep from permanently shuttering his business.State District Judge Eric Moyé upheld the Friday deadline from the city's Board of Adjustment. The board in June gave the South Dallas car wash along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard 30 days to close.The owner, Dale Davenport, will still possess the property, but zoning rules will restrict him from running a car wash on site.The hearing was the latest in a long-running legal battle over the car wash, which city officials and some neighbors have long viewed as a source of crime in South Dallas. Their case was bolstered after a shooting at the car wash last month left a woman dead and others wounded.But Davenport has fought to keep Jim's open, saying he's not responsible for the crime in the area.Davenport already closed the car wash in early June after Moyé signed off on a temporary injunction that called for Davenport to provide security. Davenport's attorney Warren Norred called the injunction "coercive" in its effect.  Continue reading...

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