LOS ANGELES, CA
The world of fine Italian cusine in Southern California got a big bump over the past week with confirmation coming from Eataly that they will be building a new store in Los Angeles' Westfield Century City. According to the Eater LA, the new location is part of a $700 million upgrade to the Westfield center which will expand it by 422,000 square feet, making room for new restaurants, an outdoor plaza, and of course, Eataly.
The intention is to make Westlake "a landmark destination truly international in impact and scale," the Eater reported.
Since opening its first store in 2008, Eataly has become a mecca for foodies and lovers of fine Italian food.
“Finding the best quality products is just part of our manifesto. We are trying to establish a way for everyone to access good food in the world. Eataly combines our Italian soul with local culture that is specific to every store. Our goal is to create trademark eating and dining experiences that align with the way we were raised to appreciate food in Italy. Every store and its concept is also designed in-house by our collaborators and architects. We are bringing a little bit of our home to your doorstep,” Eataly Partner Dino Borri told us in an interview.
Eataly features 7 Italian themed sit down restaurants, a wide selection of upscale fresh produce and fine wines, as well as conviniences that many American shoppers might not be acustomed to like an on-site vegetable butcher.
The new Eataly location will be opening its doors in the spring of 2017, reports the Eater.