Club Crossroads is the largest and most popular nightclub in the Zone. The building was originally a drug store, but has been extensively remodeled. Before the walls went up, Club Crossroads was a fairly popular nightclub, and one of the few successful businesses in the Marsten area. During Carnival the bar’s owner, Arthur ‘King’ Trent, hired muscle to protect the club, after the shooting was all over, he kept them on, and gave them well paying jobs as the clubs security team.
Even locked inside the Zone, the club is still well-known and enjoys an image of patrons partying on the edge. People come from outside the Zone to dance, drink, and mingle with the locals here. In fact, after Combat Cab, it may be the most recognizable legitimate business operating in the Combat Zone.
The two-level nightclub has had major renovations over the years, and it remains, surprisingly enough, a well-maintained and styled establishment. The clientele features a large mix of locals from every neighborhood in the Zone; it is not uncommon to see rival gang members dancing or drinking in close proximity. The place also attracts a large number of people from the city, and occasionally even celebrities can be spotted here. While the Kingsmen, Trent’s security group, keep everything in the bar and the surrounding area peaceful, violence does break out occasionally: usually a fist fight, occasionally a stabbing… but everyone knows that if someone pulls a gun in the club the Kingsmen will react with lethal force. That doesn’t stop deals from being made, or targets from being identified.