Jim's Car Wash

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Hearing Set In Legal Battle Over Car Wash

July 15, 2019 - 6:50 am

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A judge is scheduled to hear arguments this afternoon in the long-running legal battle over a Dallas car wash.

The City of Dallas is trying to close Jim's Car Wash on MLK, with city leaders saying it's a hot-spot for crime. 

The business has been closed and fenced off for the past few weeks because of a judge's temporary order. That order followed a shooting in which one person at the car wash was killed.

The City's Board of Adjustment held a hearing in June and ordered the car wash to close permanently. The board also set a deadline later this week.

Owner Dale Davenport is fighting that deadline in district court. His attorneys argue that board members considered irrelevant material in making their decision and that the board violated state law.

A hearing on that request is scheduled for this afternoon.