Coming Soon: Faile Arcade at 158 Allen Street

Posted on: April 23rd, 2010 at 6:33 am by

Serious gamers, take heed.  In about a month, the renowned Chinatown Fair Video Arcade will have more downtown competition.  That’s right, roughly a half-mile northeast on Allen Street, a new gaming spot is on the precipice of opening.

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Until six months ago, 158 Allen Street was home to the leatherwork shop Jutta Neumann.  Indeed, the neighborhood mainstay called it quits back in October, rendering the entire storefront inactive.  Yet, now the space is allegedly to become an arcade called Vale.  Last night, we ambled past and were drawn in by the rock music emanating from within.  Behind partially-shuttered gates, the front door was cracked open just enough to reveal wheat-pasted walls and rows of games.

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When asked about the type of games Vale was to offer customers (classic, new, etc.), one employee responded simply, “you’ll just have to wait and see.”  Scheduled opening is sometime next month.  Fingers crossed for Ms. Pac Man and an old-school bubble hockey unit.

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