Husband and wife, Cengiz and Elena Korkmaz and Elenas brother, Vadim Kiyaev (a Pratt alum) had been looking for commercial space for more than two years when they found the 1000sf commercial space at the Absolute Condos at 543 Myrtle between Steuben and Emerson.
Their new 25-seat business is called Pushkin Creperie & Bakery and will be the third retail tenant for the Absolute when the creperie/bakery opens in the Spring. Farmer in the Delis second location and Hadas Gallery are the other of the buildings tenants.
In sharp contrast to the spaces exterior, the cafes inner design will very much reflect the Romantic Era, the time of its namesake, renowned Russian writer, Alexander Pushkin. Expect browns and golds, antiques, moldings, the works of Pushkin and other authors of the period on shelves, shared Elena.
The delicious-sounding menu will most certainly give a nod to French cuisine (crepes after all), but Russian-style crepes (including smoked salmon, sour cream, caviar) and Turkish-influenced crepes amongst others, will also be available. Russia is where Elena and Vadim are from. Cengiz is from Turkey. The baked goods will include