That planned September opening of Eataly? It might be delayed. According to Chicago Real Estate Daily, Eataly, which is using the former ESPN Zone space, also wants the Texas de Brazil space. The only problem is that Texas de Brazil doesn't want to leave and says they have a right to stay until 2018. The Shops at North Bridge, who owns both locations, is suing to evict them. Eataly still plans to open this year, Chicago Real Estate Daily reports. Attempts to contact representatives from Shops at North Bridge have been unsuccessful. They are in the process of moving their management offices.
Whether the lawsuit is resolved or not, the projected opening date seems unrealistic. The ESPN Zone space is roughly 60 percent of the planned 63,000 square-foot Eataly, meaning they need the Texas de Brazil location to open at reported capacity. Stay tuned.
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