One of our big spaces — what used to be the Roma Caffe, at the corner of Commercial and Grant — seems as though it is just about to burst into life once again after 15 months of shuttered windows.
Since last April we have been teased by the signs suggesting that at some unspecified time in the future we would have a fine Sopra Sotto restaurant. Now it seem it has finally come to fruition. Here is the interior as I passed by in the sunshine yesterday.
My very first thought was that it is a cleaned-up and airy pastiche of all The Drive bars and cafes we already have; nothing particularly original, done well. But it will be in the taste on which its future success will have to rely: we have a good number of pizza places here already at all price levels. Where will they fit?