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Steep Rock Climbing Opening New Gym in Greenpoint Warehouse, Broker Says

By Gwynne Hogan | May 17, 2017 11:02am
 The gym will open later this summer, the broker said.
The gym will open later this summer, the broker said.
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GREENPOINT — It's going to rock.

Steep Rock Bouldering, a chain of climbing gyms with locations in East Harlem and one slated to open soon near Columbia University, are planning to open a third location in Greenpoint this summer, according to real estate broker who facilitated the deal.

The company has signed a five-year lease for a 6,500-square-foot empty warehouse that was once a paper mill at 79 Quay St. and they should open this July, broker James Monteleone of All Points Real Estate confirmed.

The Commercial Observer first reported on the new gym opening.

Cayuga Capital, earlier owners of the warehouse, had dashed plans of converting the warehouse into condos, The Real Deal reported. They sold it off to Quay Plaza LLC for $16 million in 2016, property records show.

Harry Einhorn, a Brooklyn-based developer who tried to evict the Swinging Sixties Senior Citizens Center at 211 Ainslie St. and Jared Starr of Red Starr Investments LLC currently own the building, property records show. 

A manager at Steep Rock Bouldering didn't respond immediately to a request for further comment.

The upcoming Steep Rock location is one of two climbing gyms headed to North Brooklyn in the next few months. MetroRock climbing gym is slated to open in Bushwick at 321 Starr St. later this year.