Supercash and Pay-O-Matic in the Neighborhood

Posted on: December 3rd, 2010 at 6:07 am by

Two neighborhood check-cashing stores were recently gobbled up and rolled into larger corporate conglomerates.  And with these changes, new in-your-face signage.

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First up is 115 Essex Street. The former Money Centers is now a superfly Supercash outpost.  Together with the neighboring Sunflower Video shop, this piece of Essex is a solid reminder of the old neighborhood.  Long before Blue started to cast its pixelated shadow. Unfortunately, new ownership replaced that awesome dollar-bill awning with the brightest sign on the entire street.  Street-facing building residents can’t be too pleased about this development.

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[Photo Credit: NYChinatown]

Next is the longtime check-cashing depot positioned at the corner of East Houston and Eldridge Streets.  Currently a Pay-O-Matic center, the storefront at 149 East Houston has been completely rebranded and skinned in new window decals.  A plastic back-lit marquee now sits in place of the individual red letter style of yore.

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Here is 149 East Houston in 2008:

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