Eataly Chicago Reopens After 120,000 Visitors Ate All the Food


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Nutella Bar!

Nutella Awaits [Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

How many people does it take to shut down Eataly Chicago? According to a message on its Facebook wall, approximately 120,000 visitors, 80,000 diners, and 30,000 shoppers. That's a lot people! As a result of the insane demand, which at one point last week included a block-long line just to enter the store, Eataly decided to close on Monday to restock and regroup. I don't know if I've ever heard of something like this. Does this definitively mean that Chicagoans like to eat more than most people? (Let's not dwell to long on that last thought.)

Fortunately, for those interested in trying some Neapolitan-style pizza and bellying up at the Nutella Bar, Eataly is back in business today. And if you hurry, you may be able to score one of these incredible looking nutella topped muffins.

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