Who owns Kalustyans?
The store, which opened in 1944, was originally a small-scale spice purveyor owned by Kerope Kalustyan, an Armenian man from Turkey. Osmani and his cousin Sayedul Alam bought it in 1988 and have expanded it over the years. It now sells wares from suppliers in roughly 80 countries, not to mention Brooklyn and Queens.
Is Kalustyans Armenian?
Kalustyan, an Armenian immigrant, Kalustyan’s is tucked away in April’s neighborhood, Murray Hill, which New Yorkers have nicknamed “Curry Hill” because of its Indian influence.