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Eataly expansion: two in NYC, more across the globe

Patrons shop for food at Eataly when it

Patrons shop for food at Eataly when it first opened in 2010. There are big plans to expand the brand. Photo Credit: Bloomberg/ Paul Goguen

Eataly is planning two new locations in New York City, and to go national and international. At an event last night at La Scoula Grande, an eatery inside the Italian marketplace and restaurant emporium, founder Oscar Farinetti outlined plans for expansion.

One location will indeed be located near the World Trade Center site, as rumored, and another will be at an undisclosed uptown location. More are also planned for other major U.S. cities and internationally. Sao Palo, Moscow and London were mentioned, but no additional details were revealed.

To set the locations apart, each will have a theme. The upcoming downtown location's theme will be "peace," according to GrubStreet.

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