April 1, 2019 Staff Report
Another Sunnyside retail store has shut its doors for good, marking a string of neighborhood closures along Greenpoint Avenue in recent times.
Metro Sports, which offered brand name sneakers at 45-13 Greenpoint Ave. for at least a decade, closed Saturday. The owner of the store–accompanied by workers–was loading items into a U-Haul truck and elected not to comment.
The store is one of several to close on Greenpoint Avenue in recent times. Bings Hallmark at 45-15 Greenpoint closed in January 2018, only to be replaced by Prime Pharmacy; H&J Carrier, a gift shop at 45-11 Greenpoint Ave., closed in August 2017 and was later replaced by Boost Mobile; and Jane’s Gifts at 45-16 Greenpoint Ave. closed in June 2018, a space that was absorbed by ABC Variety in December.