Italian food emporium Eataly is set to open its first UK store in London in 2020.
The retailer has signed an agreement to lease a location at Broadgate's 135 Bishopgate, near Spitalfields and Shoreditch, with 42,000 square feet of selling space on the ground and first floors of the building.
The new store will feature a wide selection of Italian products, as well as a restaurant, bar, on-site production facilities, and a cookery school.
“Visiting Borough Market before opening our first Eataly in Italy was a source of great inspiration for our concept," said Luca Baffigo, CEO of Eataly.
"This is why opening a place in London where people can buy, eat and learn is a very important and exciting milestone for us. Being able to bring our model into a place that is so significant for us fills us with satisfaction and stimulates us to create in London a wonderful multifunctional experience.”
Eataly already has a number of stores across Italy, as well as New York, Chicago, Boston and LA, Moscow, Seoul, Stockholm, Istanbul, Munich, Tokyo, and São Paulo.
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