I was passing by Wheeler's, the dyed-in-the-wool-Sheepshead-Bay dive, and noticed they had acquired a shiny new sign, and had ditched the former, weather-beaten, wooden sign, which I always thought was redolent of the neighborhood's seaside character. Also, the new sign shows the tavern is becoming aware of its age—never a good sign where an old bar is concerned. The self-conscious "Est. 1979" doesn't suit Wheeler's or its clientele.
Found the photo below of the sign switch on SheepsheadBay Bites.