Ionnia, the small gift shop in Nickels Arcade specializing in high quality Turkish gift items–ceramics, glass, wooden boxes, and jewelry–is closing for the happiest of reasons. Owner Ilkim Erturk had a baby and wants to spend time with him. In July, Ilkim’s husband was answering the phone and presiding over the 30 percent off closing sale. His name? Totally irrelevant, he insisted, but his new son’s name is Burak.
He says Ionnia’s lease runs through the end of August, but he’s guessing the store will close after Art Fair. “Anything that’s left we will keep for ourselves, because we love it.”
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