The City of Madison is looking to redesign Philosopher's Grove Park, located at the end of State St. on the Capitol Square, to push crime out of the area.
Anthony Rineer and his sister Karima, recently bought Teddywedgers, one of Madison's favorite restaurants. They have been excited to share their love for the restaurant with locals and visitors but are facing problems with the homeless.
"Working down here even with Ray, the previous owner, it was really intense," ," Rineer said. "There were a lot of people who kept to themselves, but then there were four or five of them that would just be constantly at it, which made it an unsafe area."
The restaurant is adjacent to Philosopher's Grove Park, an area that has become a haven for illegal activity and fights. There are so many problems that surrounding businesses said that they are losing customers to intimidation.