Breaking: Chinatown Fair Now Called Next Level Arcade

Posted on: March 7th, 2011 at 6:49 am by

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.

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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.

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Next Level Arcade, 4013 8th Ave Brooklyn, NY, 11232

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