Chinatown Fair Arcade to Reopen May 5

Posted on: April 19th, 2012 at 6:28 am by

Last week we confirmed reports that, one year after closing shop, the beloved Chinatown Fair was indeed reopening its longtime HQ at 8 Mott Street. Under new management. Now even more details are coming to light regarding the arcade reboot.

Photo Credit: NeoGAF

First and foremost, this latest iteration of the gamer paradise will retain the Chinatown Fair moniker. Honestly, it would be a mistake not to. The brand value is still in the green.

Secondly, the sweaty grime is being hoovered as we speak. The new mantra here is that of a family friendly destination, which translates to mostly new machines including pinball (!) and those that dispense tickets for redeemable prizes. The Tic-Tac-Toe Chicken is still a distinct possibility…

As for opening date, meanwhile, we are told CF will relaunch on May 5 with some sort of inauguration; coupons will be distributed. Save those tokens, though, because swipe cards are coming.

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  • RealGamer

    A redemption arcade? Worthless. It would have been better off staying closed. That is NOT Chinatown fair. They SHOULD change the name. 

  • ArcadeGoer

    I’m not sure why Chinatown
    Fair is stuck in this outdated arcade methodology. When you have
    competitors for “family fun” in every other location that isn’t in the
    middle of Chinatown, the most parking unfriendly and congested places,
    you won’t be grabbing any of that
    business. Honestly, don’t be surprised people don’t want to play ticket
    games and get the prizes on the wall unless you have some sort of
    serious prize; the days of games that don’t have some sort of super
    digital media to them in a niche location are things of a past, and
    won’t be self-sustaining. You need to change your arcade presentation
    and methodology in context to the digital generation era; especially in
    the Silicon Valley.

  • Hadoken

    If they don’t have SF IV, I’m going to HADOKEN the SHIT out of this place.