Previously an office of the J.J. Friel pawnbroker business, which according to the inscription near the roofline was established in 1870. Or perhaps 1880, insofar as the name of Joseph John Friel is concerned: Reportedly he began at the business as an employee, developed a financial interest over time, and earned the right to rename it for himself a decade later. Whatever the true story, your pawn ticket is no longer good: The business survived only into the 1970s.
Emily Mini Mart
171-03 Jamaica Ave. (171st-172nd Sts.), Jamaica, Queens