The 40,000-square-foot Eataly plans to make its much-anticipated debut at the front of the Park MGM on Dec. 27, and now comes word that the part restaurant, part retail shopping experience plans to stay open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Los Angeles Times chatted with Nicola Farinetti, head of U.S. operations and son of Eataly founder Oscar Farinetti, who says this is the first location to keep the doors opens around the clock. Initially, just counters that serve quick bites to eat and cocktails have the always-open sign on.
Among other firsts, a wine counter where customers can samples as many as 50 different varieties to help make a decision.
Eataly plans to offers a variety of restaurants serving Neapolitan pizza, pastas, and regional Italian street food at counter-service and full-service outlets.
Shoppers can also take cooking classes at the Las Vegas location at a chef’s table that sits in the middle of the store, as well as live demonstrations. Shoppers can also watch the team of bakers, mozzarella makers, pizzaioli, and pasta makers make their dishes.
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