The Chinatown Fair arcade has made its big comeback after closing in February 2011. Instead of dark and gritty, the revamped arcade at 8 Mott St. features candy-colored floors, two air hockey tables and a wall of prizes players can purchase with tickets they win.
Custom hat store Block Headwear has reopened in its new space on 89 East Houston St. after a temporary closure, according to Bowery Boogie. It moved from its previous location at 10 Prince St.
Gourmet food shop Malt & Mold has opened at 221 East Broadway, Bowery Boogie reported. The small store sells everything from cheese and beer to pickles and ice cream — with brews that can be taken out by the growler.
Portia & Manny Vintage is scheduled to open at 151 Ludlow St. in mid-May, Bowery Boogie reported. It has taken over the location where another store, Some Old Rubies, used to be.
The Lakeside Lounge served its last drink on April 30 after 16 years at 162 Avenue B. The unpretentious bar and music venue fell victim to Alphabet City’s rapid gentrification, said Alex Feldesman, who bartended at Lakeside for 13 years.
Men’s shoe designer J.D. Fisk, a descendant of women’s boutique Dolce Vita, closed its store at 159 Ludlow St. after opening in October 2010, Bowery Boogie reported.