“The most in-demand concept that I have ever seen is Eataly. I’ve never seen developers clamor for anything like Eataly….They want this to be a place where you can come in and kind of get lost in it.”—-Retail broker Michael R. Zacharia, gushing to the Washington Post about the demand for bringing Mario Batali‘s 60,000-square-foot Italian-themed New York marketplace and restaurant concept to D.C. The proprietors are reportedly scouting “three to four locations” in the District.

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