Eataly DC Rumors May Be True After All

Though no specifics are available.

The rumors about Eataly opening a location of its food market/mall in DC are looking brighter. Photograph by Flickr user blese.

You’ve probably heard that Eataly is opening in Washington. And then that is isn’t. And then again that it might. Well, as of today a branch of New York’s Italian foodie mecca is back on for DC. Kind of.

Through a little he-said-she-said (or, more accurately, tweeted), Eater shared the news that founder Oscar Farinetti revealed expansion plans that include a Washington location, as well as outposts in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. The latest bout of rumors pinpointed the upcoming Capital Crossing development as the viable location, though no specifics were mentioned. Partners Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich have been tight-lipped, and their spokespersons as noncommittal as ever. Though as the ol’ Magic 8-Ball says, signs point to yes.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.