Open Your Business On Myrtle Avenue

If you are looking to open a business on Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene or Clinton Hill, we are here to help. With over 17 years of working to improve Myrtle Avenue’s retail mix and dramatically reducing the vacancy rate, we are the leading experts on local leasing. Click through the following resources or give us a call at (718) 230-1689 to find information about the local retail market.

  • Available Storefronts

    Our listings of available storefronts for rent is updated monthly and includes contact information, space details and asking prices.
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  • Market Information

    Find accurate information on median rents along Myrtle Avenue and recent lease signings in our monthly real estate report.

  • Retail Demand

    Our recent District Retail Market Assessment found $396 Million dollars in unmet consumer demand.

  • Local Demographics

    We’ve compiled key stats on local demographics, which shows an incredibly diverse consumer market around Myrtle Avenue. If you are looking for additional data or would like a tailored report, contact us.

  • Neighborhood Development News

    Dozens of new developments are underway in the neighborhood, adding thousands of new residents and local workers. Call us to request information on local residential and commercial growth.

  • Incentives for Merchants

    The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn BID provides a number of services for merchants to assist with opening a new business, including Storefront Improvement Grants and connecting to City resources to expedite plan review and inspections. READ MORE

A History of Success

In 1999, our business attraction began efforts by using very fundamental tactics such as cold calling and letter writing to attract newer businesses to the Myrtle Avenue retail corridor. In 2002, only 3 years after the organization’s inception, positive movement was noticeable in the district’s commercial vacancy rate, even resulting in the City’s recognition of the organization’s business attraction efforts through a Neighborhood Achievement Award for its “Rolling Up the Gates” program, a full day where property owners and/or brokers show vacant commercial spaces to potential tenants.  Since beginning our work on Myrtle Avenue, we’ve seen the commercial vacancy rate drop from over 20% down to 5%.

Business attraction activities are funded by the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn BID and the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS).