Nov. 13, 2015 By Jackie Strawbridge
A new rock climbing gym and fitness center slated for 41st Avenue was expected to open in summer but its owners have been delayed waiting for City permits.
BKB Queensbridge, a new climbing facility from Brooklyn Boulders, will be located at 23-10 41st Avenue. It will be one of a handful of other Brooklyn Boulders gyms located in Brooklyn, Chicago and Massachusetts.
Brooklyn Boulders co-founder Lance Pinn said that the facility is seeking a permit that will allow the site to hold its full capacity of guests. Without that permit the site can only host 75 people at a time; when it opens, the 25,000 square-foot-space will hold about 300, Pinn said.
Pinn said he hopes for permits to be in order within the next few weeks, after which the gym will host a soft opening and then an “action-packed” grand opening, with skateboard trick contests, live graffiti art, music from several bands throughout the facility and possibly a magic show.
Alongside rock climbing, BKB Queensbridge promises fitness programs and personal training, yoga, cardio equipment, as well as a café and co-working space with Wi-Fi, according to the Brooklyn Boulders website.
Due to the opening delay, the facility has pushed back its presale membership activation. Details are posted online here.
It is already open to members now. Grand opening is schedule for 12/10/2015.