Owner Of Dallas Car Wash Says He Will Fight To Keep It Open

Austin York
July 16, 2019 - 6:03 am
Jim's Car Wash

Credit: Steven Pickering, 1080 KRLD


DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The owner of a controversial Dallas car wash, says he will fight to keep its doors open.

Last month, the Dallas Board of Adjustment ordered Jim’s Car Wash to shut down by Friday after four people were shot there last month.

Many residents in the area had longed complained that the car wash was a hangout for those responsible for much of the crime in the area. Police had long had the car wash on their watch list.

A judge ruled on Monday that the car wash must close down as ordered.

Dale Davenport owns Jim's Car Wash and says the city has unfairly targeted him.

"There has been murders after the car wash has closed. Crime has actually gone up. We have proven we are not the source of crime in the area. We are living in a sea of crime down there," he says.

Davenport had asked a judge to block the city's order to close. The car wash is already closed, for now, after a judge imposed expensive security requirements that the owner is also fighting.

The city's deadline to close permanently is July 19.