After taking over this Greeves St location from the failed Felice’s, Bar Paradiso seemed to be doing well for a while. Perhaps it was a bit invisible and, with increasing choice becoming available as gentrification marches north on Smith St, the customers were simply not returning. Whatever the reason, Paradiso quietly closed months ago and the space is now Bad Frankie, a bar specialising in locally made spirits. It’s helpful to have a point of difference, and a night-time bar may fare better here than a daytime cafe. I wish them well.