monplaiser

You will almost never read on this site that I’m glad a business has left the neighborhood. But when I walked past 1727 Sheepshead Bay Road the other day and realized that the “Pawn Shop” – really, a cash-for-gold operation – had given way to a new business, well, I was glad that business had left the neighborhood.

Maybe it’s a misconception, but I tend to think cash-for-gold shops popping up are a sign of the neighborhood going down the tubes. Pawn shops, gun shops and rub-and-tugs - all bad signs. No comment about the business above this storefront…

Anyway, back to the new business. Mon Plaisir Skin Care has taken over the spot. According to a Yelp listing, it’s a relocation; the business used to be in Manhattan’s Kips Bay. According to their Facebook page, the new Sheepshead Bay location has been open since March 1.

The pawn shop opened in early 2012 and survived Superstorm Sandy. If you still have a dire need to get cash for some gold, there are still plenty of other options.

Welcome to the neighborhood, Mon Plaisir.

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  • BayResident

    For the uninitiated, would our fearless publisher please indulge us with what the business above this storefront might be? I might need an appointment.

    • http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/ Ned Berke

      I dunno. Ask your mom. I hear she works there. (oooooohhhhh!)

      • BayResident

        Nice, discounts!

  • Alex

    totally agree with you, Ned.
    That pawn shop had no place on Sheepshead Road

    • BrooklynBus

      Maybe it wasn’t patronized because it was confused with the porn shop that was nearby.

  • ShadowLock

    wow……..what a horrible looking sign for a place like that…. Just by the looks of it, i wouldn’t dare step foot into a place like that,

    • ALANA

      if you don’t lake orchids,it’s up to you,but I highly recommend to try their facials,believe,you will say me THANKS!!

  • Brooklyn

    It was a front to launder money.