Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Eataly on the way to Philly? Not exactly

It's a similar concept, but not the celeb joint.

Eataly on the way to Philly? Not exactly

Post amended

Sorry, folks, but my source has backtracked on his assertion that Eataly, the Mario Batali-backed Italian food hyper-emporium, is fixing to come to Philadelphia.

I'm now told an Italian concept similar to Eataly - restaurants and retail, run by a big-name restaurateur - is being pushed for the first floor of the former Strawbridge & Clothier building at Eighth and Market Streets. A second source with direct knowledge of the talks confirms as much.

Eataly is now actively seeking a location in D.C.

Michael Klein Philly.com
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