People are going crazy for the new Eataly in Chicago — the 63,000-square-foot mega-supermarket that has 23 restaurants and more than 10,000 products on sale.
Apparently, Chicagoans love it so much that Eataly Chicago is closed today because it ran out of food.
Chicagoist posted an announcement (via 312 Dining Diva) that the Italian food emporium, which opened last week, sent out to customers. It explained Eataly was so overrun in its first week that it needed to restock in order to better serve its customers:
More than 120,000 visited our new location, more than 80,000 dined with us at our restaurants and more than 30,000 Chicagoans bought our food and enjoyed cooking it at home. Never, ever has another Eataly been as successful as our new outpost in Chicago…
…Because of this deep understanding of our manifesto and what we believe in, we have decided to close the store on Monday, December 9th in order to preserve our standards for quality and service.
The store will reopen tomorrow at 8 AM.
There’s no doubt the first week of Chicago’s Eataly has been a success, with more than 200 people lining up on the first day. This is the second Eataly location in the U.S. The New York store opened in 2010 and made nearly $70 million in sales its first year, according to The Chicago Tribune.