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kitschy The Turk’s Inn supper club & music venue opening in Bushwick


(via The Turk's Inn)
(via The Turk’s Inn)

The Jefferson L stop area of Bushwick, which is home to Elsewhere, House of Yes, and other spots, is getting a new restaurant / music venue: Turk’s Inn & The Sultan Room at 234 Starr St. Eater reports that the bi-level space will be a replica of the kitschy Wisconsin restaurant and club of the same name, which closed in 2014. Varun Kataria and Tyler Erickson, owners of the Bushwick location, were fans of the original and purchased decorations from it at an auction when it closed, including the neon sign, “antique artwork, ceramic figurines, and photographs.” More from Eater:

The 5,000-square-foot, 60-seat restaurant will have the same kitschy aesthetic as the Wisconsin outpost, sporting much of its actual decor. Kataria and Erickson snagged items such as antique artwork, ceramic figurines, and photographs at the auction for the original location. The interior features a 1940s bar, “moody” red walls with psychedelic geometric designs, and a dining room with an alcove and skylight, according to a news release….

The original opened in Hayward, Wisconsin in the early 1930s, a project of George “The Turk” Gogian, an Armenian immigrant by way of Istanbul. Locals and visitors alike were drawn to the restaurant for its lively and welcoming staff, belly dancers, and that over-the-top decor. But it closed in 2014, following the death of the last Gogian family member.

Turk’s Inn has a take-out kiosk with kebabs and shawarma already open, and the supper club will open on June 27 and will include an outdoor patio. The adjacent music venue is set to open later this summer; details on that are still to come. Stay tuned.


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