TPG Architecture Completes Culinary Mecca, Eataly

Sep 10, 2010, 15:18 ET from TPG Architecture

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Ciao Eataly! TPG is proud to have worked with the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group and their Italian partners to bring Eataly, an epic-scale 45,000 square foot Italian culinary mecca, to New York City in the Flatiron District. Described by Mario Batali as a "temple" to Italian food and the Slow Food movement, Eataly is located in 200 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron district at 23rd Street and 5th Avenue directly across from Madison Square Park.

TPG was the architect for the elaborately complex and unique store fronts and interior. The retail environment features five restaurants with open kitchens, and several other food venues specializing in Italian delicacies like fresh pasta, cured meats, formaggi and pesce. Of course there's coffee, gelato, panini, wood fired pizza, and a bakery. There's a cooking school, a wine bar, a wine store, a Rizzoli outpost, an Italian bank, a travel agency and an outpost of the Italian newspaper La Stampa. Not to mention the sprawling marketplace with its exclusive offerings of imported dried pastas, tomato sauces, olive oils, vinegars, jams and honey available nowhere else in the US, along with fresh meat, seafood and vegetables from the best local providers. The coordination of so many different functions was a unique challenge.

TPG also designed the 6,000 square foot rooftop microbrewery slated to open in November. The roughly 200-seat, partially enclosed roof top microbrewery, to be accessible from an in-store elevator, will feature a combination of famed American craft brewery Dogfish Head and two Italian craft brewers, Birrificio Baladin and Birra del Borgo. Custom, Italian-style beers will be brewed on the rooftop using a copper-clad brewing system under the glow of the Flatiron Building.

TPG Architecture was founded in 1979 and has grown from its initial dual partnership to a firm of approximately 140 staff (24 registered architects; 35 LEED® APs). Our headquarters is located in Manhattan. TPG established its Long Island practice in 1998 due to a quickly expanding portfolio of regional projects. Our core competency is workplace planning and design. TPG is a diverse practice with long term client relationships in retail, landlord and building ownership and health sciences; recently completing projects for Salvatore Ferragamo, SL Green, EMI Music Publishing in New York and Santa Monica, and United Way of America in DC. For further information, please visit

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