New eatery recreates eccentric style of an original restaurant that was originally 1,200 miles away

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The Coolhunting team have an interesting piece on a restaurant that has opened in Brooklyn that connects with the owners' childhood memories. The Turk's Inn is refreshing in an age when every new store or restaurant seems to be a shade of millennial pink, contain furniture with hints of mid-century curves and a quote on the wall in neon.

turk's inn

Jeff Brown/The Turk’s Inn

The original Turk’s Inn was located 1,200 miles from its new location in a rural Wisconsin town called Hayward and operated from 1934 to 2014.  Run by Armenian immigrants, it presented to Varun Kataria and Tyler Erickson “a glimpse into a different world…[with] adventurous aesthetic—the patterns, colors, textures, food and drink. It was kind of revelry.”

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They bought much of the furnishings at an estate sale after the original restaurant closed and while they bring to life the original venue, the owners are keen to still connect with a “discerning” NYC crowd. Varun Katari told Coolhunting, “We’re introducing it to this new neighborhood, in 2019, and we have to make a contemporary offering to these people. We’re translating what this place was, and the inspiration that we took from it. We have to transmit this story, but in doing that, you’re making it your own interpretation. This isn’t a shrine. It’s not a museum, but part of this place is telling the story. It’s trying to capture its spirit.”

Jeff Brown/The Turk’s Inn

The Turk's Inn

The Coolhunting team have an interesting piece on a restaurant that has opened in Brooklyn that connects with the owners' childhood memories. The Turk's Inn is refreshing in an age when every new store or restaurant seems to be a shade of millennial pink, contain furniture with hints of mid-century curves and a quote on the wall in neon.

Jeff Brown/The Turk’s Inn

The original Turk’s Inn was located 1,200 miles from its new location in a rural Wisconsin town called Hayward and operated from 1934 to 2014.  Run by Armenian immigrants, it presented to Varun Kataria and Tyler Erickson “a glimpse into a different world…[with] adventurous aesthetic—the patterns, colors, textures, food and drink. It was kind of revelry.”