‘Xeno Zero’ Game Center Takes Over from Joe Sheftel at 24 Orchard Street

Posted on: January 4th, 2016 at 9:33 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

​Now here’s one we didn’t see coming. A new video game shop just bowed on lower Orchard Street. Behold, the alliterative Xeno Zero. Finally some retail diversity in the gallery district.

This new “game center” at 24 Orchard Street arrives roughly two months after Joe Sheftel closed his eponymous gallery. He had pulled the plug after nearly four years to accept a position as director of donor relations at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Xeno Zero spent the last several weeks preparing the space; illuminated signage went up just before the new year.

As the name suggests, the concept highlights Xeno, the sci-fi Japanese role-playing series for various gaming platforms. The store itself features, cards, collectibles, and lots of seating for gameplay. Check out the window display for a taste.

This image has been archived or removed.

Xeno Zero is actually the second such establishment to open in the area in recent months. Indeed, the subterranean Gamer’s Paradise is just around the corner, in the basement of Ludlow Street.

Meanwhile, Kenneth Reeve Apparel Limited is still kickin’ it in the south store of 24 Orchard Street.

This image has been archived or removed.

Recent Stories

Time to Demand Cuomo and de Blasio Protect Workers and Small Businesses in Reopening Plan (OP-ED)

The following editorial was written by Zishun Ning of the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side. The New York City and State governments are still failing to protect people’s health and livelihood after two months of “PAUSE.” The number of deaths and infections remain high. Patients with COVID-19 are still turned away, despite […]

Orchard Street Shop Continues Pushing Pencils During a Pandemic

Many independent neighborhood businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown, including CW Pencil Enterprise. Established in 2014, the pencil purveyor of Orchard Street is feeling the pains of the pandemic and adjusting as best they can during. Owner Caroline Weaver explains how they’ve been trying to keep the business afloat. “Adapting to this new […]

Skateboarders Are Scaling the Fence at Coleman Skatepark, Flouting Shutdown

The brief, state-ordered hiatus from skateboarders grinding under the Manhattan Bridge has concluded. Though, not officially. Signs remain in place at many city playgrounds announcing full closure until further notice. Still not much of a deterrence, though. For instance, the popular Coleman Skatepark on Monroe Street. Skaters have begun scaling the fence of late, flouting […]

Clayton Patterson Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment

Prolific Lower East Side documentarian, Clayton Patterson, is getting his own biography. An illustrated one, at that. The colorful homage is curated by Julian Voloj, and features the work of eighteen artists paying tribute to Patterson’s life and works in graphic novel form. The anthology is aptly titled, Clayton: Godfather of Lower East Side Documentary. […]

Disaster Squared: Coronavirus and Hurricanes Poses Deadly Threat to Lower East Side [OP-ED]

The following editorial is written by Pat Arnow. For more than a year, the city has been ignoring solid community opposition to a massive flood control project that will demolish East River Park, and do the opposite. Now, with a furious hurricane season predicted, not listening could prove dire for these unwealthy sections of the […]