Barcade Opening Another Location in Former Mondo Kim’s on St. Mark’s Place
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St. Mark’s Place will return to its retro roots. Sort of. Looks like the Brooklyn-based Barcade plans to open its second Manhattan location at the former home of Mondo Kim’s (which closed in 2008)
Gothamist had the scoop yesterday, revealing that the East Village location would be situated on the ground floor.
Owner Paul Kermizian told the website: “When we came across this space we thought it would be perfect for our concept to be on St. Mark’s. And in the old Kim’s space—I used to rent laser discs there in the late ’90s! We hope the community board and the neighborhood agrees we’re a good fit.”
Community Board 3 will apparently review the license application during its SLA proceedings next month.
Barcade already operates outposts in Brooklyn, Jersey City, and a new one in the works for Chelsea.
Meanwhile, those not wishing to hoof it to St. Mark’s Place have an equal competitor in Two Bit’s Retro Arcade on Essex Street.