We were honored when asked to be a part of the restoration on Saskatoon's oldest Italian eatery in downtown Saskatoon, Taverna Italian Kitchen. This building was built in 1907 and opened as a department store in 1907 with a seamstress above, then opened as Taverna in 1969. Ownership changed hands eight years ago with a menu that's as authentic as it gets! Here they are watching the magic happen in our Stone Carving shop.
Watch Ryan Watson, our Stone Carver & Masonry Designer giving a demo in our Stone Carving shop on our YouTube channel above. Part of this restoration includes this hand carved Indiana limestone sign that reads "agora" in the traditional Greek alphabet with thyrsus detail below. ag·o·ra; the marketplace in Athens, used for popular meetings, or any similar place of assembly in ancient Greece. A thyrsus or thyrsos (Ancient Greek: θύρσος) was a wand or staff of giant fennel (Ferula communis) covered with ivy vines and leaves, sometimes wound with taeniae and always topped with a pine cone.
It's always a real pleasure to work with clients who are as passionate as we are about timeless designs and architectural stone details! Owners of Taverna above with our Stone Carver and Masonry Designer, Ryan Watson. Stay tuned for PART TWO at www.roccomasons.com
Nicolene Watson - Director of Media
Nicolene Watson, Co-Owner of Rocco Masons since 2013. "Nicolene is the brains behind the scenes at Rocco Masons. She naturally knows how to run a business. When she wants something there's no stopping her", says Ryan Watson, Nicolene's husband and the companies Founder & President. Since 2013 Nicolene manages the office and directs all aspects of the business including Accounts Payable/Receivable, Human Resources, Web Design, Marketing, Advertising and Social Media. "I finally found my dream career at fourty that fits me like a glove"!