Yesterday the Chinatown Fair arcade, really the last of its kind in the city, shut its doors after weeks of rumors regarding its demise. NYC the Blog made it down for their last night, saying, "Some games were removed before the last token was dropped and the space was nearly empty by yesterday afternoon. The end of Chinatown Fair unfolded with players battling each other in fight games until the very end."
Manager Valentino Ventura previously mentioned plans to look for a new space in Williamsburg, but so far nothing's been finalized. For anyone who wants to remember the space as it was, regulars and fans have set up the Chinatown Fair Archive, complete with pictures of the original location across the street, photos of the games and the neighborhood, and eventually including an oral history from the gamers who made it their second home.