Dallas Forcing Closure Of 2 ‘Prostitution Activity’ Motels

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – On Friday two Dallas motels, known for having a high amount of prostitution activity, were delivered letters revoking their Certificate of Occupancy permits.

Dallas Mayor Dwaine Caraway held a press conference announcing the move to shut down the Luxury Inn at 3100 S. Buckner Blvd and the Sundial Motel Inn at 2658 S. Buckner Blvd.

Caraway says the motels have been a longtime magnet for illegal sex and drug activity in Southeast Dallas. “We are sending the strongest signal we can to businesses that harbor criminal activity,” Caraway said of the revocations. “They need to know our neighborhoods are fed up with prostitution, drug use and other crimes and we are all working together to root them out.”

Both motels are in District 4, which Caraway represents.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown is familiar with the lengthy police history of the two motels. “For a long time now, the recurring prostitution and drug activity at these two locations have made life very unpleasant for citizens and businesses in this neighborhood,” Chief Brown explained during the press conference. “We certainly hope the actions today will improve the quality of life in this community.”

Last year, the City Council approved changes to zoning regulations to ban lodgings of 60 rooms or less in the area.

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  • Ginger montemayor

    Whooohooo it is about time those two motels were shut down. Thank you so much

  • sensible

    Folks, Prostitution has been around for a very long time and it will still be here when we are all dead and gone. I am not condoning the practice just stating the facts.

    • M.S.F.

      Yes, it’s true it will be around for a long time, especially with the cavalier attitude people like you have in not stopping it

      • Jared

        Prostitution should be legalized so that it may be regulated.

      • KeepOurFreedoms

        Hey Jared, I bet you want to tax everything.

    • joevee

      yes, it will be around for a long time but i , myself, will never stop fighting it. as long as you stand there with a lassaiz-faire atitude, you guarantee that length. and THAT”S a fact too.

      • Jan

        shut up

  • darrell

    considering location of the motels, area representation, recent high profile disclosures and historical curruption involving dallas county politicians why does this send up red flags that there is much more here than just the reasons given for the closure of these two facilities.

    dont get me wrong. they, and probably another 30 others need to go. my suspicion is that there is a much larger, probably sinister, story we may never hear about in connection with this.

  • David Moore

    I will miss visiting my hoes!

    • patty

      They will only move a couple of miles away. Go to St Augustine Rd. You can get your crack AND your crackhoes

  • patty

    It’s about time. Now, if they can do the same for the motels at 175/St Augustine Rd.

  • Bill

    If it doesn’t have a pool, I wouldn’t go anyway…

  • darrell

    in some countries, free trade zones and certain districts it is legal. it is monitored, has to meet certain health standards, taxed and the prostitutes have to be tested frequently for disease. its also one of the few industries thats recession proof.

  • johnbirm03@yahoo.com

    I am just absolutely certain that John wiley Price will be upset by the burden this exclusion places upon the working girls…..also he likely will need to seek elsewhere for privileged citizenry

  • Tom Griffin

    you can make prostitute illegal but you can’t make it unpopular

  • Alex

    The Prostitution thing is just an excuse the mayor didn’t mention why the city is trying to close another 140 businesses. I think the city has better things to do versuses wasting tax money.

  • FedUpTxn

    What I fail to understand is how can the authorities shut down a business for harboring prostitution, yet let many others operate that harbor illegal immigrants? Aren’t BOTH illegal? This area has a lot more criminal activity coming from the illegal immigrant population than the prostitutes!

  • KeepOurFreedoms

    I’m sure there is a reason besides prostitution that they are shutting those hotels down. Who is behind this? Let’s watch and see who builds there after those motels are torn down. Something about Imminent Domain?!?

  • JP

    Another Frivolous attempt to govern morality…can we not choose our battles against crime with wisdom? Both parties are willing participants. How about spending resources on real crime? I do NOT CONDONE PROSTITUTION, I think it’s despicable….I’m just sayin’…

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