Eataly Headed to D.C.

Photo: Bryan Hood

Following the reveal a few months back that Italian megastore Eataly was scouting for L.A. locations, the Huffington Post has it that Mario Batali and Joe and Lidia Bastianich are also planning to bring their food emporium to D.C. Eataly in New York is 40,000 square feet, you’ll note, so whether L.A. or D.C. opens first really depends on where it’s easier to find a comparably huge space. Joe Bastianich told HuffPo, “What we’ve learned from opening Eataly New York … is that, because this is a big idea, it needs a big platform … [W]e’re actually thinking now that we should go bigger.” Cin cin! [HuffPo]

Earlier: Yes California, There Is An Eataly Being Considered In L.A. [Grub Street LA]