Breaking: Chinatown Fair Arcade May Close March 23

Posted on: February 20th, 2011 at 1:01 pm by

We are receiving reports that the sublimely seedy Chinatown Fair Arcade may close its doors in March.  Boogie reader Margot Wood just passed along a link to video gamer site Rip Ten, which claims store manager Henry Cen lost his lease on the Mott Street space, and will be moving out March 23.

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[Photo Credit: Rip Ten]

This news is heartbreaking.  The decades-old Chinatown Fair was always a nice way to kill an hour or two in some mindless arcade pursuits.  Although we never really dabbled too much in the dancing or fighter games, each visit was a great experience.  Despite the musty atmosphere and constant smell of body odor. The 8 Mott arcade will be sorely missed if this news proves true. Looks like we need to finish off our collection of tokens…

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And check out this video about the difficulty in making money on arcades:

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