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Eataly Closed Today After 120,000 Visit in Week One

Photo: Marc Much

It was quite a busy first week for Eataly Chicago—including 120,000 visitors and 80,000 diners—and the powers that be have decided to close the land of magic and pasta today and reopen tomorrow. First noticed by 312 Dining Diva via Facebook, a note on the Eataly Chicago website thanks Chicago and announces the closing "in order to preserve our standards of quality and service." Read the full statement below and check back tomorrow.

Dear Chicago,

What a week! We have never felt more welcomed! More than 120,000 visited our new location, more than 80,000 dined with us at our restaurants and more than 30,000 Chicagoans purchased our food and enjoyed cooking it at home. Never, ever has another Eataly been as successful as our new outpost in Chicago…therefore we say: THANK YOU, CHICAGO!

You have understood and grasped our "experiential" concept and our love for all things Italian and local, along with our priority for high quality food, and passion for education.

Because of this deep understanding of our manifesto and what we believe in, we have decided to close the store on Monday, December 9th, in order to preserve our standards of quality and service. We want to pay back your love and passion for Eataly Chicago by providing you the best food and the best service.

See you all bright and early on Tuesday at 8AM at our Caffe Lavazza!

Thanks again Chicago,

The Eataly Team

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Eataly Chicago

43 East Ohio Street, , IL 60611 (312) 521-8700 Visit Website

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