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Jan 4, 2013
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Any know anything about this?
facebook.com/bkbsomerville]]ht...
Size? Prospective opening date?

The FB page is not very forthcoming.
coldatom
From Cambridge, MA
Joined Sep 20, 2011
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Jan 4, 2013
Interesting that they are going to use the name Brooklyn Boulders for a Boston gym. I assume it is related to the actual Brooklyn Boulders location in NY, but you would think they would maybe go with Boston Boulders or something more local. Will be cool to have a bouldering gym in Mass though, looking forward to checking it out. Joe M.
Joined Dec 12, 2008
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Jan 7, 2013
It is related to the original BKB. Same owners. I don't know how much I should actually say but... big. Bryan Maroney
From Providence, RI
Joined Jan 29, 2012
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Jan 10, 2013
Lowballin
I called them the other day. They said 30,000 SQFT (I'm taking that with a grain of salt) and looking to be around Spring 2013.

Their FB page:
facebook.com/bkbsomerville?fre...

The size sounds crazy and the date is going to contend with Central's Watertown location too.

8971391 rock gyms in a 30 mile radius of Boston @.@

Hopefully some competitive prices will pay off for the consumers!
Ben Dubs
Joined Nov 7, 2012
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Jan 21, 2013
"Brooklyn Boulders, Somerville Massachusetts. World-class climbing gym with 30,000 square feet of climbable walls, in location steps away from Harvard Square."

From what appears to be the architects LinkedIn page

linkedin.com/pub/sean-selby/16...
kram941
Joined Nov 9, 2011
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Jan 27, 2013
Taken at MWV Icefest 2014.
I live about 2 minutes away and have been following construction since they started.

Last fall we saw the building permit go up - registered to "Petra Somerville, LLC". Plans are publicly available on the web if you search the llc name - roof was punched out about a month ago to allow for 50 foot walls in the central part. Location is in the old factory next to the rail tracks, pretty big building.

Before the loading entrance was boarded up we saw that a lot of the climbing wall superstructure was up, excluding of course the parts in the yet-to-be-expanded roof. Loading doors have been boarded up since.

I can say they are working HARD. We walked by yesterday (Saturday) and heard ongoing construction at 4 PM - my guess is they are pushing to open in conjunction with Central Rock's Watertown location.
cjdrover
From Somerville, MA
Joined Feb 18, 2009
388 points
Jan 27, 2013
renderings and drawings of Somerville gym

somervillema.gov/sites/default...
kram941
Joined Nov 9, 2011
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