PROSPECT HEIGHTS — The cheesesteak shop that claims to serve the city's only authentic version of the Philly favorite is opening its first Brooklyn location.
Shorty's NYC will move into 229 Flatbush Ave. between Bergen and Dean streets in 2016, real estate brokers Lee & Associates NYC LLC announced Tuesday.
The space was most recently occupied by Red Legged Devils Tattoo Studio.
Shorty's NYC says its cheesesteaks taste like the real thing because they're made with bread shipped directly from Philadelphia, according to the mini chain's website.
Shorty's NYC has four other locations in the city.
The Brooklyn outpost will be right down the street from the Barclays Center, near several other new businesses including Doughnut Plant, Patsy's and Shake Shack. The sandwich shop Parm is also slated to open nearby.
"Between the central location and strong sense of community, this is the perfect place for Shorty's to make its Brooklyn debut," said Adam Malitz, who represented the property owner, Pintchik Associates Ltd., as well as Shorty's, in the lease transaction. "[Shorty's NYC] sought an area that reflected its dedication to authenticity, and the landlord is committed to cultivating an eclectic tenant mix in this rapidly rising neighborhood."