It's that time of year again — time to stir hopes that Eataly is eventually coming to D.C.
Now, though, Property Group Partners founder and president Jeff Sussman says definitively that Eataly is happening. Asked where the negotiations stand, he replies, "We stand in good shape with that. They’ll be coming." A final agreement has yet to be signed, and an Eataly spokeswoman didn't respond to a request for comment.
Eataly's leadership has confirmed D.C. is on the short-list several times before, but haven't given a timeline or exact location. The complex, which includes several markets and restaurants from Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, has expanded to Chicago. Eater has reached out to Eataly's team as well. Update: A spokeswoman says there are no updates to share on the possibility of coming to D.C.