The long-in-the-works second New York location of Italian food mega-complex Eataly is slated to open "in the next week or two" at 4 World Trade Center, the Times reports. Like the original culinary thunderdome near the Flatiron Building, Eataly Downtown, as it's called, will have market areas, prepared food stations, a wine bar, and a sit-down restaurant. But unlike the other NYC outpost, this one will have a special emphasis on both bread and breakfast. The centerpiece of the market will be a brick oven built on premises that will be constantly baking various types of Italian bread made from a 35-year-old starter yeast that was brought over from Italy. The space will also have a stand called Orto e Mare that will serve breakfast items from chef Alex Pilas.
For the downtown lunchers, Eataly Downtown will have a piadina stand, a salad bar, a mozzarella station, a pizzeria, a juice cafe, a pastry shop, and a grab-and-go section. At night, the coffee bar will turn into a wine bar. The space will also feature a restaurant focusing on the cuisine of Southern Italy called Osteria Della Pace. The whole shebang will be open daily from 7 a.m to 11 p.m.
Just like the 23rd Street superstore, the Financial District complex is being run by Eataly CEO Nicola Farinetti in partnership with the Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s restaurant group. Stay tuned for more from inside NYC's second Eataly in the coming weeks.