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Now you see it, now you don’t. On Wednesday afternoon, Sarah Dale enjoyed what she called a “lovely” cup of asparagus soup from K2 restaurant in Silver Lake. On Thursday morning, Dale, who owns a shop down the block from the Sunset Boulevard restaurant, discovered that K2 was hidden behind a plywood barricade painted gray and stenciled with “Post No Bill” signs. Dale and other Sunset Junction merchants are now buzzing about what has happened at K2, which opened only a year ago in a long-vacant storefront that had become a magnet for trash and tagging. “It’s a bummer,” Dale said.
It’s not clear if the restaurant is closed for remodeling or for good. The Eastsider has left a message with the owner, Alfredo Diaz, who also operates Kokomo Cafe on Beverly Boulevard. K2′s phone line is no longer working.
Merchants welcomed the new restaurant in hopes it would generate more foot traffic following the 2007 closure of Eat Well, the Silver Lake diner that attracted customers as well as other businesses to the Sunset Junction.