With each visit down Myrtle Avenue, it appears there's yet another storefront preparing for a new business to open its doors. The commercial strip in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill is currently seeing a boom of commercial activity, with 11 new shops and restaurants on the way. Below is a round-up of new businesses planning an opening in the upcoming months:
The Commissary Kitchen
Offering up classic Greek dishes in a modern setting, The Commissary Kitchen (pictured above) will be a 32-seat restaurant at the corner of Myrtle and Steuben in Clinton Hill.
Pipsqueak Children's Shoppe
This popular Bed-Stuy children's boutique is expanding from Bedford Avenue and opening a second location at 469 Myrtle Avenue. In addition to offering a full stock of children's goods - including clothes and toys - the shop will also offer children's haircuts. Pipsqueak's owners are planning on opening in May.
Borrowing its name from the French-Canadian word for bodega, Depanneur puts a thoughtful spin on the omnipresent corner store. Opening this spring at 519 Myrtle Avenue (the corner of Myrtle and Grand Avenues) the store will offer a curated selection coffee, pastries, prepared sandwiches, and shelves stocked with goodies from the pantry and home. Grab a preview of what's to come by visiting their original location at 242 Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg.
Operating as an all-day cafe, Hudson Jane will be a go-to place in Fort Greene from morning to night. Around the clock visits could include grabbing coffee and breakfast snacks in the morning, enjoying midday lunch, picking up freshly prepared dinners after work, or spending an evening at the wine bar. A late spring opening is planned for this new eatery at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Adelphi Street.
Finding quality meats locally is about to get a whole lot easier. Locals will offer a butcher counter, focused on organically and locally raised meats, in addition to prepared foods that can be taken home for dinner. Throughout the day, customers can enjoy coffee, fresh baked pastries, and lunch at the cozy Fort Greene shop. The opening is slated for late May at 332 Myrtle Avenue, between Washington Park and Carlton Avenue.
This new sushi bar is planning on opening in May 2017, offering Clinton Hill a full menu of both classic and signature sushi.
Opening soon at 329 Myrtle, near the corner of Washington Park, is an independently-owned and authorized MetroPCS store.
JJ Kitchen - NOW OPEN
Taking over the former Crepe House space, JJ Kitchen will open this spring with a lunch-focused menu of sandwiches, wraps, juices and teas.
Gold Coast Bank- NOW OPEN
This Long Island-based bank will make their NYC debut with their new branch at 176 Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene. Gold Coast Bank plans on opening their doors in the next few weeks.
European Wax Center
This international chain offers a full menu of waxing for both men and women will bring their popular services to Clinton Hill this spring when they open at 531 Myrtle Avenue, between Grand Avenue and Steuben Street.
This full wine store will no doubt become a popular spot in Downtown Brooklyn and Fort Greene once it opens at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Fleet Place. The shop is also slated to feature a wine bar.