XCubicle

Game Repair Shop ‘xCubicle’ Powers Down Essex Street HQ After 10 Years

Last modified July 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Gamers, pay heed. xCubicle, the longstanding video game repair shop at Essex and Hester Streets, vacated the block last week after nearly a decade serving the community. A banner strung from the building facade over the weekend announces the departure. We spoke to co-owner Pat Chen, who revealed that the lease is up on 25 […]

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Billboard Operator ‘Lure Outdoor’ Takes Store Beside xCubicle on Essex Street

Posted April 20, 2017 at 5:11 am

xCubicle downsized its videogame repair shop last July, having shuffled over to the adjacent (and adjoining) space on Hester Street. The move was a concerted push to ditch the retail and refocus efforts on servicing equipment, the original vision of the business when it first got its start in 2008. The downsizing left behind a tiny, […]

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xCubicle Game Repair Shop is Downsizing After 9 Years on Essex Street [Updated]

Last modified July 6, 2016 at 3:48 pm

To be honest, we had just begun jotting notes about the zig-zag of gaming-related businesses below Delancey Street. Anchored by longtime repair shop xCubicle at 25 Essex Street, the area spawned two like-minded operations in recent years. Gamer’s Paradise at 21 Ludlow and Xeno Zero at 24 Orchard. Alas, it’s now A period of transition […]

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It’s Game on for ‘Gamer’s Paradise’ at Ludlow Street

Posted September 22, 2015 at 5:10 am

Its a gamer’s paradise down on Ludlow Street. Literally. Just a few days ago, a new gaming store debuted beneath the radar. Beneath the Central Booking gallery at 21 Ludlow, in fact. The aptly-named Gamer’s Paradise is a basement lounge where patrons can soak up trading card games (TCG, in gamer parlance) and collect the related […]

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LES Crepes Opening at 25A Essex on Monday

Last modified June 28, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Earlier this month, we told you about the new crepe joint that was moving into 25A Essex Street, the 80 square-foot storefront that previously housed xCubicle. The bulky red canopy was deposed in the interim and replaced with a retractable awning. In addition, the upgraded wooden facade was further decorated with branding and window leafing. For […]

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New Crepe Spot to Open at 25A Essex

Posted June 5, 2013 at 5:52 am

Around this time last year, XCUBICLE ditched 25A Essex Street and moved to the larger corner store.

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xCubicle Game Repair Shop Moves to Larger 25 Essex Street

Posted May 18, 2012 at 6:45 am

On a given weekend afternoon, you might see a small queue huddled outside the nearly non-existent storefront at 25A Essex Street.