Xeno Zero Game Center on Orchard Street is Closing Down

Posted on: December 7th, 2017 at 5:09 am by

The gigantic “for lease” poster board currently sits in the front window of 24 Orchard Street, signaling that it’s game over for two-year-old Xeno Zero.

The Xeno Zero game center has been a popular draw during its brief lifespan, attracting collectors and hardcore gamers for various competitions. The venue itself sells cards, game-related collectibles, and offers lots of seating for gameplay. Their business model relied on a per-hour charge for customers.

There’s a cult following, too…

The business owner tells us that they’re “unsure” about the next steps, or whether it’ll reopen at all.

Yet, Xeno Zero isn’t the only retail casualty at this address. Its neighbor in the south store – one of the last hosiery shops on Orchard Street – is likewise out of luck. Kenneth Reeve Apparel, a descendant of Success Hosiery at 24 Orchard Street, also announced its departure with computer printouts in the window.

Without Kenneth Reeve, the sole survivor on Orchard Street is the third-generation-owned A.W. Kaufman lingerie shop. Newbie Taste Collection gets an honorable mention for opening at the corner of Rivington Street.

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