In excellent news for Italian food junkies, beloved market Eataly has officially announced plans to open in Dallas.
Confirmation of the new outpost at NorthPark Center came one day after rumors of Eataly were first reported via the mall’s Instagram account. “We are thrilled to announced that Eataly will be joining the NorthPark family in 2020,” the post reads. It’s accompanied by a rendering of the three-story Eataly, which will include two levels inside the mall and a third built on top that will serve as a dining room.
Scope out a rendering of the space below:
For folks who are somehow unfamiliar with the juggernaut that is Eataly, which first opened in Turin, Italy in 2007. According to Eater, the market moved into the United States with a sprawling outpost on Fifth Avenue in New York City in partnership with chefs Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali in 2010. Eataly has since grown to five U.S. locations and more than three dozen outposts across the world.
In 2017, multiple women leveled charges of sexual misconduct against Batali, who has since stepped away from operations at Eataly. His cookbooks and other retail products are also no longer sold in the market, and in mid-2018, Eataly announced that it would begin the process to force Batali to divest his “small, minority interest” in Eataly’s USA locations.
No word yet on when Eataly will make its debut beyond the general “2020” timeline. Stay tuned for updates.