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Apr 24, 2008 07:25 PM

Eataly NYC

Does anyone know when it will open on 48th St?

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  1. I did read Spring time, but who knows...

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    1. re: kcijones001

      I had read that, as well. I recently visited the website, and was surprised to find no sign whatsoever that they were coming to NY. I panicked for a moment, wondering if it had all been some kind of cruel hoax, but then I dug around on the press page (the Italian version of the site) where an article from last month had an interview with one of the founders, who listed the many cities where they intend to expand. He mentioned that they'd be at Rockefeller Center by the end of the year.

    2. Has anyone heard anything about this as of late? Just checking.

      1. is it just a high-end italian market?

        1. i read this week that it will be btwn union square and madison park. this is from eater on Feb 3

          UNION SQUARE— Joe Bastianich is working to bring Eataly, one of the best Italian markets in the world, to a 60,000 sq. ft. space in New York: "...he’s close to signing a deal for a space 'somewhere between Union Square and Madison Square Park.' Eataly is a unique operation: imagine a Zabar’s or Fairway, only ten times bigger, and run and conceived with the kind of ideological fervor associated with the Park Slope Co-Op..." [TFB]

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          1. re: mch

            Interesting that Bastianch has gotten involved. The original report was to have a smaller one in Rock Center and then have one as big as Torino in the Village. Maybe the smaller store got scrapped?

          2. Eataly New York will be twice the size of the Turin original.I’m still surprised that Tokyo got one before NYC. The one in Bologna is very beautiful and very well integrated into the traditional market district where it is located but it is definitely not the true Bolognese experience- they sell Kettle Chips, for Christ sakes.

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            1. re: allangering

              Can't wait to go to Eataly in NY. Hell, they sell Kettle Chips all over Cairo too, right next to the pita chips...