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After delays, Eataly expected to open in 4 WTC in April

The Italian food market will take 40K sf on the third floor

March 01, 2016 11:05AM

From left: Mario Batali and renderings of retail at 4WTC and 3WTC

From left: Mario Batali and a rendering of the street level retail for 4 World Trade Center, left, and 3 World Trade Center

Eataly is expected to open its 40,000-square-foot, third-floor outpost at 4 World Trade Center in April.

Much of the retail slated for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub is expected to open in August, and Westfield told the New York Post “a few in 4 World Trade Center [are] expected to open prior to then, including Eataly.”

Last year, Mario Batali’s Italian food market was delayed after the Port Authority and Westfield couldn’t agree if construction was finished. The dispute has been resolved, according to the Post.

The roughly $4 billion Santiago Calatrava-designed, 365,000-square-foot train station, also known as the Oculus, is set to open this month.

Westfield Group will operate a $1.4 billion shopping center at the facility, with tenants to include Apple, Daniel Boulud, and others. Retail spaces at the complex range from 800 to 8,000 square feet. The company says it expects to do $700 million to $1 billion in annual retail sales — between $2,000 to $3,000 per square foot. [NYP, 2nd]Dusica Sue Malesevic