At last night's Salemtown Neighbors meeting, Metro Police reported a shooting last weekend that broke out in a known "craps house" during a dice game. The craps house is located in a shot-gun cluster of tiny efficiency apartments at 1701 3rd Avenue, North. According to police the intended victim evaded the gun-shots, but a bystander was hit in the eye and the bullet lodged in the back of his skull.
Over 2 years ago I viewed the fresh coat of paint and the $725K price tag marketed by East Nashville Realtor Karen Hoff with some cynicism given the size and blight in the area. The place was marketed as multi-family, which was a sad joke given the cramped, cell-like conditions of the units. The existence of a running dice game at the place makes the notion of families living there even more of a farce.