Eataly Will Open in Los Angeles

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Eataly. Photo: Elliott Black

While we wait for definitive confirmation that Eataly is opening a second NYC branch at 4 WTC, here's word that the Slow Food-inspired Italian grocer has signed a lease at Westfield Century City in L.A. in advance of a 2017 opening. Managing partner Adam Saper told Grub way back in 2011 that a West Coast outpost of Eataly would open before New York got a second location. More recently, the chain says it's been looking at Philadelphia ,Washington, D.C., and São Paulo for its next expansion phase. [Eater LA, Related]