On July 20, 2018, A Taste of Turkey opened at Palisades Center. Located on Level 1, A Taste of Turkey sells handmade and hand-painted Turkish art pieces. From ceramic bowls and mosaic lamps, to jewelry and hookahs, A Taste of Turkey has an assortment of colorful and detailed items for your home.
Oscar Ata, owner and operator, and his wife Anna, have run the business for 8 years. Oscar frequently travels up and down the east coast attending street and art fairs. A Taste of Turkey has participated in the Nyack Street Fair on numerous occasions. The two are excited to have a physical store in the area.
“We wanted to come to Palisades Center because we have such unique items to share. There’s a personal connection as well with our store and products, since Oscar is Turkish,” Anna Ata said.
Turkish ceramics originated in Iznik and can be traced as far back as the Uygurs of the 8th and 9th centuries. Prior to the 17th century, the traditional designs included plant motifs, arabesques and Chinese clouds. Later there was a shift towards a more naturalistic style in which tulips, carnations, hyacinths, roses, spring blooms, lilies, cypress trees and clusters of grapes and vine leaves appeared.
Every product’s art is significant in Turkish culture. For example, Carnations symbolize intermingling of earthly and heavenly gardens of paradise and roses always look up so its glory can be seen by God while also symbolizing love. Interested in seeing these ornate pieces in person? A Taste of Turkey is open during normal mall hours.
What: A Taste of Turkey is Now Open
When: July 20, 2018
Where: Level 1, East, Across from Urban Planet
About Palisades Center
Palisades Center is among the top ten most visited malls in America and is the premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination in the lower Hudson Valley. Located just 25 miles north of NYC, Palisades Center is a four-level shopping center offering over 200 stores, 15 sit-down restaurants, a bowling alley, ice rink, the world’s tallest indoor ropes course, comedy club, and more. With its unique and diverse merchant mix, Palisades Center is the go-to place for local shoppers and tourists alike. To learn more, visit www.palisadescenter.com, www.facebook.com/palisadescenter, www.twitter.com/palisadescntr, or www.instagram.com/palisadescntr.
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC
Pyramid Management Group, owner of Palisades Center, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held shopping center developers in North America. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of retail-based, tourist and entertainment destinations dominate the northeast with 17 properties located throughout New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. Pyramid is an industry leader in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.