Described as a temple to Italian food and the Slow Food movement, Eataly was originally conceived as New York City’s answer to a traditional Italian market town on market day: a 45,000 square foot Italian culinary marketplace complete with multiple restaurants and retail departments.
TPG worked with the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group and their Italian partners to bring the one-of-a-kind space to the historic International Toy Center. This project had a tremendous impact on the revitalization of Manhattan’s Flatiron District and the popularization of the food hall concept across the United States.
Part of this project’s complexity is its wide variety of offerings. The program features 7 restaurants, as well as specialized departments offering fresh produce, fish, meats, pasta, and a broad selection of imported Italian products, many of which were previously unavailable in the United States. The elaborate adaptation to the historic space included special considerations to preserve the Landmark interiors.