Eataly opens in Milan

Tuesday 18 March will see the opening of yet another branch of food magnate Oscar Farinetti’s Eataly chain in Piazza XXV Aprile, in good time to welcome visitors to Expo 2015.
There are already 25 Eataly stores in the world. Ten of these are in Italy: Turin Lingotto, Turin Lagrange, Pinerolo, Asti, Monticello,  Genoa, Bologna, Rome, Bari and Florence; another 13 are in Japan, one 1 is in New York, one in Chicago, one in Dubai and one in Turkey.  The hugely successful company is said to be preparing to open more megastores in San Paolo and Moscow.
Now another 3,500 sqm temple of the best food Italy can offer will take the place of the defunct Teatro Smeralda in the Garibaldi-Porta Nuova district. Eataly is not only a sales platform: in each location, the complex provides various specialised restaurants, conference rooms and cookery courses.  Farinetti has also always collaborated closely with Carlo Petrini’s Slow Food movement.  Farinetti has said he expects three thousand visitors per day and an annual turnover of €30 million.
Eataly Milan will also provide jobs: the initial staff is around 300, but could increase to 500 if the location proves as successful as the previous locations.

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