gozer wrote:that is not a shitty neighbourhood. it is nice and the residents take a lot of pride in it, as they should. it is a lot like meadowood.
i still maintain that the trouble at wiggies, based on some field research i did last week and other cases, is at least 65 per cent caused by the travelling dingleberries
The neighborhood directly neighboring Wiggie's may not be shitty, but but the Northport and Troy Dr areas are
shitty, and those are the folks who are going there and causing problems, not 'traveling dingleberries'. Also, the Meadowood Neighborhood has some
nice areas, but walk along Raymond Rd from Whitney Way down to S. Gammon Rd. or turn right off Raymond on to Prairie and go to Hammersley. Those areas suck too! In other words, there's high crime, it's dangerous, trashed out apartments and litter all over the place, which is just like the far north side.
I'm pretty ambivalent as to whether Wiggie's stays open or not. If it does get closed, the hood rats will just go down the street to The Locker Room, which might be a better run establishment since it doesn't seem to be getting all of the attention that Wiggie's is.
The idea of a diner there might actually work if there's security, especially at night. It's right next to Metro's North Transfer Point and the Greyhound buses also stop there now since the Madison depot closed, and those entities can bring some shady characters, not to mention the problem areas close by that I previously mentioned. I could see a place like that getting held up. On the positive, people waiting for the Greyhound would love to have a place to eat or just drink some coffee and kill time, and I could totally see Oscar Mayer employees going there.