Sakura II was one of Sheepshead Bay Road’s first sushi joints, if not the first. But as the flashier places moved in, competition got stiff. Sakura’s old-school appeal didn’t reel in the crowds, and so it went belly up a few months ago.
Since then its signage decayed, until the landlord finally tore it down and put some marble up. I guess it looks better, right?
But just to refer back to my headline – I don’t wish all the sushi joints to close down. More power to any local business that can thrive in Sheepshead Bay, even if there are six more of the same within a two block radius.
So, what will take Sakura’s place at 1650 Sheepshead Bay Road?