Cash For Gold Pops Up on Flatbush Ave.

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A “Cash for Gold” business is opening up near the corner of Flatbush and St. Marks in a space that was previously occupied by a hair-braiding salon. It’s a few blocks away from the controversial Prime Six restaurant site, and will perhaps be a good way to fund bottle service once the club opens up… GMAP

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  • East New York

    “will perhaps be a good way to fund bottle service once the club opens up”

    Or, to add a potentially successful retailer to this part of Park Slope.

  • daveinbedstuy

    Where will people go now to get hair braiding???

  • The thinly veiled classism/borderline racism on this site is a tiny bit appalling.

  • Surely no one of any class or race is excited when one of these opens around the corner from their house unless they are:

    A. the owner, or

    B. they’re currently stuck with a bunch of gold they need to get rid of … instantly.

    This is a legal business that nevertheless depends on many different kinds of unfortunate circumstances to drive its profits.

    Emily Nonko was surely just trolling her own thread to drive comments. Everyone relax. Surely this place is also a way to fund overpriced pizzas and bottles of sparkling water at Franny’s.

  • Yes, everyone should relax. No one has any idea what the clientele Prime 6 is trying to attract, including, most probably the owner. One the one hand telling the newspapers he wants bottle service for “select parties,” but at the Community Board meeting telling people that Prime 6 is for the parent and stroller set. So, looks like any and all of us can bring our gold, cash in, and have a good old time at Prime 6.

  • oh, and don’t worry DIBS, there are about 5 other hair styling places within a 1 block radius of this corner.

  • if Prime 6 is smart, they’ll serve anyone they can, from AM ONLY folks to brunch folks, to kids just trying to fill space given huge rents and installation costs

    and as tiptoe said, who knows…

  • bfarwell

    Good to see Glenn Beck investing in PS.

  • quote:
    The thinly veiled classism/borderline racism on this site is a tiny bit appalling.

    HARDLY “thinly veiled”…

    *rob*

  • BrooklynZoo

    “The thinly veiled classism/borderline racism on this site is a tiny bit appalling.”

    amen. Emily didn’t even bother with veiling it this time around.

  • “The thinly veiled classism/borderline racism on this site is a tiny bit appalling.”

    The Guidos are gonna be pissed?

  • they should be

    *rob*

  • I’m confused – is cash for gold and bottle service mutually exclusive to one race of people?

    i always thought old white ladies did the cash for gold stuff – and douchebags of all color like paying 400 dollars for a bottle of vodka.

  • East New York

    “Yes, everyone should relax.”

    It’s a bad sign when people start saying this.

  • DH, it has nothing to do with race, it has to do with a lot of people on this website who stick their noses up in the air and look down upon people who use establishments that they consider, trashy and low rent, and classless.
    it runs the gamut from fedders buildings to non MF-infested neighborhoods to real bodegas and hair salons.
    it’s more about obvert snobbishness than racism or anything like that.

    *rob*

  • Wait Rob – so you’re saying it’s not cool to rag on establishments that open that you’re not likely to use?

  • denton

    What else will they be doing? I heard that everyone who already had gold lying around has gotten rid of it.

  • “DH, it has nothing to do with race, it has to do with a lot of people on this website who stick their noses up in the air and look down upon people who use establishments that they consider, trashy and low rent, and classless.
    it runs the gamut from fedders buildings to non MF-infested neighborhoods to real bodegas and hair salons.
    it’s more about obvert snobbishness than racism or anything like that.

    *rob*”

    Ah the irony!

    DH, it has nothing to do with race, it has to do with people on this website who stick their noses up in the air and look down upon people who use establishments that they consider upscale, yuppie hangouts and classless.
    It runs the gamut from new condos to landmarked neighborhoods to boutiques and ice cream parlours.
    it’s more about reverse snobbishness than racism or anything like that.

  • hahahahha point duly noted. but ive never claimed not to be a hypocrite

    *rob*

  • Rob- you nailed it on snobbishness. Although I bet MM loved the opportunity to give you a little dig :)

  • I don’t think it’s classist or racist to be less-than-thrilled about the arrival of a Cash for Gold storefront in your neighborhood. They are clearly designed to extract wealth from a neighborhood. Not to add any benefit to the community.

    However, they are better than Check Cashing establishments. Which should be renamed “We steal Social Security and Disability checks from the mentally and physically disabled in your community. And we allow thugs, bullies, and drug dealers to extort from the homeless, whatever we can’t get our grubby little hands on first. We prey on the weak amongst you, but you are too self-centered and callous to try and stop us,” stores.

    Admittedly, that name is a little long to fit on a sign.

  • So, now it’s classist and borderline racist to dislike pawn shops?

    Someone tell the folks at Nostrand Park–they weren’t exactly rolling out the welcome matt for the pawn shop opening on Franklin Avenue.

    It’s not snobbish to suggest that pawn shops are bad for a neighborhood, but it is to suggest that they belong in someone else’s neighborhood.

  • I had two broken gold pocket watches and my wife had broken and unused stuff too and I went to one of the hotels last year where one of the companies was buying gold and I sold it to them. They deal in all cash. It was kind of nefarious but fun.
    Gold was at something like $1200 and ounce then. Now it’s even higher. It’s dumb not to cash in the stuff that is useless.
    Believe me, there were all sorts of people there.

  • infinitejester

    I live closer to this place than anyone else here, so everyone, your opinions are hereby rendered invalid. Besides for what it’s worth there’s already a check cashing place. And I think Emily’s comment was more about the club than the gold place, a simple throwaway line.

  • How ’70s! We had one of these places open on Flatbush Avenue, near Lincoln Road, in PLG about a year ago. I never saw anyone inside. They went out of business after a few months.

  • My impression of these types of Cash for Gold places is that they will take advantage of people in need, and not give a good value.

    There may be better ones that will give better prices, such as the one Minard attended.

  • quote:
    However, they are better than Check Cashing establishments. Which should be renamed “We steal Social Security and Disability checks from the mentally and physically disabled in your community.

    i’ve had to (sometimes still) do have to use a check cashing place here and there.

    *rob*

  • As for Prime6, it is a long distance from Prime Slope.

  • grimacenyc

    Does anyone know if this Cash For Gold spot will be providing bottle service? If so, I’m down like Judy Brown…

  • If you’re lucky, you will get about two/thirds what the market value of your gold is. It’s almost impossible to figure out in advance as they don’t weigh the stuff using regular ounces but rather Troy ounces and penny weights. Very nefarious. But hey, they’re in it for a profit. You should definitely haggle.

  • Just what is needed now your going to have people getting ripped off for their gold chains and such. We are moving backwards this happened all the time and as far as the club,Park Slop does not need another pretneious bar/cafe where yuppie mom and dads sit and drink while their kids run wild.

  • What about the sign itself, people? That has got to be one of the fugliest, cluttery, loud business marquees I’ve seen in the neighborhood. Ack — call the graphic design police!