Yes. The area needs some gentrification - there's an old, run down department store across the street that you can see from the second floor balcony of Que Pasa (which you can dine on)... the building was for sale back in February. Hopefully somebody will be able to turn it around because it's a bit of an eyesore.
The area is safe but I agree that its getting a bit tired. The exceptional staff has moved on and the artwork has changed from creative Aruban scenes to cheap looking Jamaican art.