In the not so distant past, a number of stand-alone fast food restaurants could be found on Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. These included White Castle and two Kentucky Fried Chickens, one at the corner of Ashland Place and Myrtle Avenue, and the one pictured here near the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Steuben Street.
This photo, taken in 1999, shows the Clinton Hill outpost of KFC, which closed around 2007 when the property was redeveloped to house Pratt Institute’s new Myrtle Hall building. In it’s place, three Brooklyn-based businesses now operate, including Bergen Bagels, Khim’s Millenium Market and Blick Art Supply. The single-story, drive-through building had been built in the late 1980s.
Across the street, White Castle stood on the northwest corner of Steuben Street and Myrtle Avenue for 25 years. The building was demolished this year, and the site will be redeveloped with a five-story mixed-use building with ground-floor commercial space and 27 apartments above.