DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — A judge ruled Monday afternoon, Jim’s Car Wash will close on Friday, July 19, weeks after four people were shot there.
Dallas police and city leaders call it a crime magnet for drug dealing, prostitution and gambling.
“How can we ever grow south if you’re going to close a business.. and a business guy that was doing everything he could,” said Dale Davenport, the owner of the car wash.
Davenport was upset and frustrated over a judge’s decision to uphold a Dallas board’s decision to close his business.
Saying he feels the City of Dallas is blaming him for a crime problem that exists well beyond his property.
“We feel like we worked in the community – we had the brightest lights,” he said.
Last month, the Dallas Board of Adjustment ordered Jim’s Car Wash to close after a woman died in a shooting there – and others were injured.
Davenport appealed, trying to extend his 30 day deadline to make it happen, but was denied. His attorney says despite this outcome, the long running legal battle over the car wash is far from over.
“We’ll appeal again to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District,” said attorney Warren Norred. We’re considering a federal suit… We’re dug in and we’re not going away”