Looks like MetroPCS has opened up a new location at 1401 Avenue Z, on the corner of East 14th Street.
The business opened its doors a week or two ago. It replaces Admire Boutique, which moved across the street and down the block after Superstorm Sandy.
We’re not sure, but this location could be a move for the MetroPCS that was at 1710 Sheepshead Bay Road, which shuttered after Sandy. Another MetroPCS location opened and then quickly closed on Sheepshead Bay Road in 2012, just around the corner from where this one is now located.
Good luck in the new location, fellas.
KamaSutra sex toy shop got neighbors all hot and bothered when it opened in 2010, but gained some sympathy when it became one of the first stores to make clear it wasn’t reopening after Superstorm Sandy got it all wet and dirty.
Seemingly overnight, a new T-Mobile cell phone store and internet cafe opened up in the 1717 Sheepshead Bay Road storefront, replacing the business and hearkening back to the heady days of, um, cell phone shops opening on Sheepshead Bay Road and internet cafes being a thing. What was that, like, 2004? Where has the time gone…
Welcome to the neighborhood, T-Mo.
One contractor on the scene said hair salon. Another said barber. We’ll just say tonsorial artist.
Whatever you want to call it, it’s coming soon to 1618 Sheepshead Bay Road. Contractors have been working on the site for a few weeks, and, today, it looks like the storefront windows are just about ready to go.
The location was, until recently, a Quintex Wireless location, an authorized T-Mobile dealer. In fact, we think this was one of the very first cell phone and beeper (remember beepers?!) businesses on Sheepshead Bay Road.
Welcome to the neighborhood!
Our friends over at Zeetron (2765 Coney Island Avenue) have now opened a second local location just a few blocks away at 1603 Sheepshead Bay Road.
Zeetron is an electronics repair shop, focusing on cell phones and video game consoles. They also sell do-it-yourself repair kits and accessories.
The storefront was previously occupied by Boutique Eldorado, a woman’s apparel store.
After less than a year in operation, the MetroPCS at 1419 Sheepshead Bay Road closed down this week.
We walked by yesterday and were shocked to see that the storefront had been cleared out seemingly overnight. The no-contract cell phone dealer opened up last July.
That’s probably good news for the other MetroPCS location, at 1710 Sheepshead Bay Road, which was not affiliated with this one.
This is a sponsored post for Zeetron Corporation, a phone repair and service center in the heart of Sheepshead Bay. Zeetron provides its customers with expert repair services for a wide variety of cellular phones, specializing in Apple iPhones, as well as inexpensive parts for all the latest models, and do-it-yourself kits.
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There is a famous Chinese proverb: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” While the adage, attributed to Lao Tzu, was conceived of in the sixth century, it is a timeless axiom for the modus operandi that places Zeetron — Sheepshead Bay’s one-stop cell phone repair shop — in a class by itself.
It’s only been a little more than a dozen years since many of us started carrying cell phones, so it’s no surprise that we may forget there’s a phone in our back pocket until it’s too late, and the splash of the toilet tips us off, followed by the inevitable string of expletives at having submerged our brand new $399 iPhone 4S in the bottom of the bowl.
That’s where Zeetron comes in.
Zeetron can repair your iPhone affordably! Keep reading to find out how.
Signs have gone up showing that a MetroPCS location will soon open at 1419 Sheepshead Bay Road, the former storefront of Alfa Vision, which moved to the corner at least a year ago.
The problem is that there already is a MetroPCS at 1710 Sheepshead Bay Road, and they don’t appear to be affiliated. We stopped in to ask when the move would be complete, and the counter-person was unaware that another location was opening up just two blocks away.
We’ve always joked about the inexplicably high number of cell phone stores along the road, but having two different franchisees selling the same phones on the same service with the same plans just seems a little bizarre. It’s like the local version of Manhattan’s Starbucks-on-every-corner fiasco.
That’s it… I’m offering investment funds for a stake in the soon-to-arrive cellphone-sushi-pharmacy storefront that’s bound to open up. I don’t know why, but I’m sure it’ll make a killing.
On an unrelated note, this is Sheepshead Bites’ 3,000th post!
A T-Mobile store is opening at 1507 Sheepshead Bay Road, and employees were there today putting the finishing touches on the storefront. The Ameritel-operated exclusive T-Mobile dealer plans to open on Tuesday, April 12, if not sooner, they told Sheepshead Bites.
Ameritel operates mobile phone retailers all over the globe, including several others in Southern Brooklyn.
The opening apparently put additional stress on the Boost Mobile vendor next door, at 1505 Sheepshead Bay Road. Owner Craig Shulman learned of the opening in February, and said he had words with the landlord, who owns both properties. He decided to close his shop on April 1.
Hurray, another cell phone store! Arthur Borko reports:
A Brand spanking new verizon store has opened today at the corner of East 17 and Kings Highway (previously Hollywood Video and a Con Edison payment center before that). I caught them taking their publicity photo and the manager tried to sell me a Droid when he saw my iPhone… Go figure!
The New York City Police Department is searching for thieves who’ve been targeting cell phone stores in Southern Brooklyn.
The men in the above surveillance photos burglarized 10 stores in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Bensonhurst, Sunset Park and Brighton Beach – taking up to a dozen cell phones at a time. The crimes occured over the last month and half, and the thieves also stole a laptop from one of the stores.
The suspects are described as between 18 and 20 years old, around 5 foot 8, and weighing 160 to 170 pounds.
Anyone with information about the case should contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, by texting TIP577 to CRIMES, or by going to NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.