Latinicity is not only inspired by Eataly, but it also had to temporarily close mere days after opening after being mobbed by customers like Eataly Chicago did in December 2013. Richard Sandoval and Jose Garces' wonderland of Latin food shut down yesterday "to replenish, restock and rearrange the restaurant" after reeling in more than 10,000 visitors to the third floor of the Block 37 shops in the three days between its Thursday opening and Saturday. Eataly Chicago famously closed for a day after a week in business, 120,000 visitors and 80,000 diners.
Look for the main food and drink stands and restaurants to reopen today at 11:00 a.m., while the pedway stand already reopened at 6:00 a.m. Check out Latinicity's temporary closing announcement below.
It's truly incredible that since we opened on Thursday morning over 10,000 people have visited our new restaurant. Many of those visitors waited patiently in a line to enter and that line has steadily grown each day. Both Richard Sandoval and Jose Garces maintain high standards in all of their restaurants and Latinicity is no exception.
In order to maintain those high standards, both Latinicity and Loncheria (located in the Block 37 Pedway) will be temporarily CLOSED today, Sunday November 8th, to replenish, restock and rearrange the restaurant. The team is humbled and truly appreciates the warm welcome from the city of Chicago and we cannot wait to see you on Monday morning.
Latinicity will re-open at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 9. Loncheria by Latinicity (located in the Block 37 commuter pedway) will re-open at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, November 9.