no doubt many of the tenants in this stretch are a bit seedy and low budget. I too have at times thought this stretch looked out of place but now that I take a long look at it, I actually dont mind it, the two storey portion especially. I agree with the comment about it looks like a place that should have a Papaya Hut... the slanted setback on the second storey does read as vaguely Polynesian in influence to me and I really like that detail. Looking at it now, what is really missing is simply density/height. I'd like to see the existing frontages kept, perhaps refurbished but some taller towers built behind and above, perhaps sitting at a diagonal to the street to add some interest to the overwhelming amount of right angle stuff we get here.