As expected, the 50,000 sq. ft. Batali-Bastianich uber supermarket, Eataly, opened just before 4 p.m. today. Our man on the scene got a photo of the line before the doors swung open, and sent other photos from the belly of the beast. Here's a look of the megaplex taking in the first of what theyre estimating will be four to six million customers a year. Were told the main restaurant, Manzo, isnt yet open but the menus are immediately below. Within ten minutes, there were already thirty-minute waits at the pizza and pasta restaurants.
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