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LES Crepes & Taqueria Wraps Around Hester Street with New Annex

Posted August 21, 2017 at 5:14 am

LES Crepes & Taqueria just unveiled its newly improved eat space on Essex Street. Customers are now forced to enter the premises at the corner. No more ordering and waiting for food on the sidewalk. One of the workers explained his pleasure with putting the claustrophobia in the past. By breaking down the wall to […]

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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.