Nine new businesses opened their doors on Myrtle Ave in 2018, and 2019 is shaping up to be just as active with new restaurants, fitness centers and coffee shops planned, announced the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership on Thursday.

Below is a round-up of a few of the businesses that are in the works and gearing up to open their doors in the next months, giving Central Brooklynites more opportunities, to eat, drink and be merry — and to work off the calories afterward at a new local gym.

Photo courtesy Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership

Southbridge Fitness Center

Opening in early 2019, Southbridge Fitness Center will bring a new workout option to Fort Greene, with a schedule of boot camp classes, personal training and fitness therapy. This will be Southbridge’s second location in NYC, with their first in the Financial District.

Southbridge Fitness Center, 322 Myrtle Avenue 

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Anda Cafe

Anda Cafe, aka the Panda Cafe, will soon open a tiny spot in Clinton Hill that will offer signature bubble tea drinks and Asian-inspired treats including ramen, bento boxes and paper hot pots. The Brooklyn outpost will join two other other locations in the Lower East Side and Flushing.

Anda Cafe, 525 Myrtle Avenue 

Photo courtesy Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership

Myrtle & Co.

Opening in late January 2019, Myrtle & Co. will serve up a lunch and dinner menu influenced by North African, Mediterranean and Indian flavors. Chef David Johnson, formerly of Brooklyn’s popular Cafe Mogador, will helm the kitchen. The bar will be turning out cocktails from a menu designed by Daniel Kent who previously crafted drinks at the Michelin-starred restaurant Atera in Tribeca. Lunch will feature pita-filled sandwiches and build-your-own bowls, offering an easy take-out option for diners. And Myrtle & Co’s backyard will certainly become a popular feature, too, when the warmer weather returns.

Myrtle & Co, 507 Myrtle Avenue 

Photo courtesy Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership

TB Coffee House

With TB Coffee House, a new cafe is set to open in Clinton Hill in early 2019. Located near Pratt Institute on Myrtle between Emerson Place and Classon Avenue, the coffee house promises to be a cozy hangout spot for both students and local residents alike.

TB Coffee House, 578 Myrtle Avenue 

Photo courtesy Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership

MedRite Urgent Care

The new and first Brooklyn outpost of MedRite Urgent Care Center is set to open in January 2019 and will be located inside The Posthouse, a brand new, 147,000-square-foot apartment building located at 504 Myrtle Avenue. With walk-in, same-day availability and extended hours, MedRite aims to offer medical services to those who cannot always make regular doctor’s office hours.

MedRite, 504 Myrtle Avenue 

Crabby Shack’s famous Lobster Roll. Photo courtesy Crabby Shack

The Crabby Shack

Crab-loving Brooklynites rejoice, The Crabby Shack is opening a second location in Clinton Hill in early 2019! In addition to some of the classics from the Crown Heights location, there will be new items such as fish and fried chicken sandwiches, shrimp po’ boys as well as vegan-friendly options. Also, Crabby Shack fans won’t have to miss favorites such as us crab mac-and-cheese, or the famous crab rolls.

The Crabby Shack, 150 Clinton Avenue 

Considering that these are just the openings happening at the beginning of the new year, it looks like Myrtle Avenue will be buzzing with business!

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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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