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Eataly likely to open at 4 WTC by year’s end

Gourmet food hall to take up 41,000 square feet

August 04, 2015 09:41AM

From left: 4 World Trade Center and Mario Batali

From left: 4 World Trade Center and Mario Batali

Buon appetito! The long-awaited Downtown Eataly outpost is most likely opening before Christmas.

A new agreement between Westfield, which is in charge of the retail space at the World Trade Center, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is speeding up the delayed process, according to the New York Post. Previously, the two parties weren’t able to agree on whether construction at the location was finished.

Mario Batali’s eatery is supposed to open a 41,000-square-foot location at Silverstein Properties’ 4 World Trade Center. Silverstein, however, doesn’t control the retail portion of the building.

“Work has begun on Eataly and in general the whole Westfield World Trade Center project is moving along, but we are not commenting on any specific openings at this time,” a Westfield spokesperson told the newspaper. [NYP, 2nd] — Claire Moses