Gaming Incubator WAKA WAKA Shutters Clinton Street Workspace
Put your quarters away; there will be no more “Killer Queen” sessions on the Lower East Side.
That’s right. It’s game over for WAKA WAKA, the short-lived indie gaming incubator on Clinton Street. It lasted about eight months. The whitebox hang spawned last July after Bang Bang took his infamous tattoo studio down to Broome Street (apparently there had been a fallout with the leaseholders who eventually opened WAKA WAKA).
The 2,000 square-foot store at 26 Clinton was vacated a few weeks ago and now boasts tombstone leasing signage in the window. WAKA WAKA stickers pasted throughout the neighborhood remain as legacy.
Our best guess for the next occupant is another gallery of some sort. Time will tell.