Eye On Real Estate: Bensonhurst merchants seek to cash in on World Cup fever
By Lore Croghan
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
World Cup fever is a good thing. Just ask 18th Avenue merchant Raffaele Naso.
“If Italy does well, I'll sell them all,” said the co-owner of S.A.S. Italian Records, pointing to soccer shirts, jackets, hats and pennants that fill the store.
Need a souvenir soccer ball? He's got them. Need an Italian flag to hang outside your house so everyone in the neighborhood knows your team allegiance? He's got those too.
The soccer stuff he's stocked is mostly Italian to please his core customers, who come to the shop in search of music CDs, housewares and keepsakes of all sorts from the Old Country.
Shoppers on Bensonhurst's busy retail corridor who are searching for soccer-themed clothing from other nations can find what they're looking for at the Closeout Store at 6308 18th St.