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By Ken Lampton | Agent in 75206

No St. Patty's Parade This Year?

The Dallas Observer is putting out the news that the Greenville Avenue Saint Patrick's Day Parade may be canceled this year. The parade got started in 1979. Crowds have grown over the decades, with last year's festivities drawing more than 100,000 people to the strip of Greenville Avenue between Mockingbird Lane and Northwest Highway. The cost of the parade has skyrocketed, and the Dallas Observer is pulling its sponsorship.
Saint Patrick's Day in Lower Greenville Avenue
Folks living in the M-Street Area (just south of Mockingbird Lane) have always viewed the Saint Patrick's Day festivities as a mixed blessing. We are proud of our part of Dallas, and eager to show it off. But the influx of tens of thousands of revelers into the neighborhood—in varying stages of inebriation—is not something any sane person would look forward to.

And so we were all wondering what impact the demise of the parade might have on attendance at the traditional St Patty's street party on Lower Greenville. Many of the attendees at the street party arrive in a full-blown state of drunkenness because they have just walked south from the parade. Perhaps the demise of the parade will result in lower attendance at the street party?

Then again, perhaps someone with $100,000 to spare will donate that money to the parade in order to ensure that the show will go on.

Ken Lampton, RE/MAX About Dallas
CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert)
The Expert on Dallas M-Street / Lakewood Homes


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