New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, along with other men, are accused of soliciting a prostitute at the South Florida spa.

JUPITER -- Business owner Dave Trietiak was preparing for clients to arrive for their 3:30 appointment this week when a gaggle of middle-aged sight-seers stopped to take photos at the neighboring storefront, the former Orchids of Asia Day Spa.

Until Feb. 22, Orchids of Asia was a little-noticed tenant in the bustling Jupiter Square Shopping Center, which is anchored by Publix. Then came allegations that the spa was a brothel, and the news that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was one of its customers. 

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Since then, the shopping center has seen a steady stream of news crews and gawkers.

"All day, every day," Trietiak said.

Dave and Leah Trietiak in early 2018 opened MindQuest Escape Games, a series of escape rooms. Players enter a chamber with an hour to solve a variety of puzzles.

MindQuest's entrance is just inches from the former front door of Orchids of Asia, and the Trietiaks say the steady stream of curiosity seekers has scared away their customers. Among the visitors in recent weeks were a streaker and a man who posed naked for a photo outside the closed spa.

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"We're a family entertainment company," Dave Trietiak said. "I've had people say to me, 'I don't want my kids to be around that.'"

MindQuest charges $30 a person for its escape games. Business is off 50 percent compared to March 2018, the Trietiaks say, and they blame the intense interest in their neighbor for scaring off paying customers.

On a recent Sunday afternoon, thrill seekers engaged in R-rated banter just outside MindQuest while a group of 14-year-olds was inside for a birthday celebration. Leah Trietiak felt compelled to refund the money paid by the mother who paid for the party.

Jupiter Square Shopping Center removed Orchids of Asia's sign in recent weeks, leading to confusion among selfie-takers. Another spa a few doors down posted its own sign: "Bob Kraft was never here!"

MindQuest's customers include kids and adults, some of them corporate employees engaging in team-building exercises. Escape rooms are a hot trend in the moribund retail market, with operators opening in Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach.

The Trietiaks say sales were strong until Feb. 22.

"We were doing great," Dave Trietiak said, "and all of a sudden, boom."

This story originally published to palmbeachpost.com and was shared to other Florida newspapers in the GateHouse Media network.