In the space previously occupied by the short-lived La Vines Vietnamese restaurant, a new Chinese restaurant called Ka Ka has recently opened. I never went to La Vines because it looked entirely generic. I’ve had a quick look at the Ka Ka menu and it also looks like standard Chinese fare. The name is a bigger problem. Ka Ka is slang for shit. I assume the owners didn’t know that. It’s very unfortunate because I fear that some people won’t eat there because of the name.
The previous cafe, Baker’s, was initially good before beginning a long slow decline. I’ve written before asking why some spaces don’t seem to work, and Baker’s / La Vines / Ka Ka may be one of those difficult spaces. It also fascinates me how a new business does not try to eradicate the signs of previous occupants of the property; as you can see from the photo, the Baker’s sign has outlived La Vines and remains on the wall.