I had a flip through Beads' current menu and was interested to see that the place seems to have reinvented itself along the lines of Cafe Pasta or the Olive Garden. Its menu has transformed from a sort of eclectic pseudo-French-meets-Pacific-Rim style to a pleasant, Mediterranean-style lunchtime restaurant (sandwiches, wraps, salads), and I bet they're turning over three times the number of customers as a result.
Beads was responsible, back in August 2007, for one of the most disappointing meals I've ever had - anywhere. The radical change of menu direction since then leads me to assume that the restaurant has changed hands since.
Hurrah! Change is good.