Breaking: Chinatown Fair Now Called Next Level Arcade
True to his word, arcade manager Henry Cen is already at work on a successor to the Chinatown Fair Arcade. One week after the decades-old institution closed its doors forever on 8 Mott Street, a new Brooklyn location has been chosen. But it comes at the high price of a lost moniker.
Video game blog Bifuteki brought word over the weekend that the freshly-minted Next Level Arcade celebrated its first day in existence at 4013 8th Avenue. It appears the space is still very much bare-bones, but some gaming cabinets are already in place (Marvel v. Capcom, Street Fighter). There are reportedly intentions to open a small bubble tea alcove, and to project live streaming tournaments on a screen in the back of the joint.
Congratulations to the team for finding a much larger (and sanitary) headquarters. We still miss you here back home. It’s all very bittersweet.
Next Level Arcade, 4013 8th Ave Brooklyn, NY, 11232