Brooklyn Boulders is hoping to open their fifth location in the Bushwick neighborhood of New York City. Crains of New York is reporting that the company is planning to lease 35,000 square feet of space for a full-service climbing gym, which if completed will be their largest facility.
Lance Pinn, the company’s co-founder and president, said the facility could feature climbing walls that reach 40 feet or higher—taller than those at the Brooklyn and Long Island City locations, which top out at 30 feet. To do so will require the land lord agreeing to raise sections of the roughly 20-foot-tall roof on the single-story warehouse building.
Also happening in Bushwick, is Metro Rock’s newest facility which plans to open in early 2018 a mile away from the BKB gym.
BKB runs two facilities in New York City as well as one each in Chicago and Boston with corporate headquarters in Denver, Colorado.