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Eataly Partner Says L.A. Location Is On Its Way
There have long been rumors of Joe Bastianich, Lidia Bastianich, and Mario Batali opening their giant Italian food emporium in Los Angeles. But up until now it's just been a bunch of hearsay, much to the regret of food lovers.
The original New York location of the superstore located across from the Flatiron Building sells pretty much every type of gourmet good you'd ever need. You could easily spend hours perusing aisle after aisle of gourmet pastas, sauces, meats, cheeses, produce, and sweet treats. There are also several sit down restaurants and a beer garden upstairs. It's pretty much paradise.
In an interview with the Chicago Reader today, Joe Bastianich, a partner in the Eataly business, said that L.A.'s Eataly is finally it's way:
Chicago Reader: So after Chicago, you've got two more planned— Joe Bastianich: Philly and Los Angeles.
And Sao Paolo, right?
Yeah, Sao Paolo. Philly's probably a year away, and Los Angeles shortly after that.
The newest location, which opens in Chicago today, even includes a Nutella bar, which we totally need here in L.A. Of course, a project of that size will no doubt see delays. But the fact that it's on it's way is all the encouragement we need for now.
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