San José, CA (December 17, 2019) —Eataly – the vibrant Italian marketplace with an array of authentic Italian restaurants, cafés, fresh counters, to-go eateries, bars and a variety of unique tailored educational experiences – has announced plans to open a new 51,000 square foot store at Westfield Valley Fair in San José, CA in 2021.
This Eataly location will be the second in the state of California and will mark the ninth North American location of the Italian company, which has 40 stores worldwide as of today.
Eataly Silicon Valley will be a unique addition to the Eataly family, as it will bring the city a distinctive and contemporary experience while honoring the company values of sustainability and authenticity. From curated high-quality Italian products and wine, to partnerships with Northern California producers and the launch of innovative restaurants, Eataly Silicon Valley will be the ultimate culinary experience with many stories to tell.
“We are excited to bring Eataly to one of the most important economic regions of the world in 2021. Eataly Silicon Valley will expose the Bay Area to the highest quality, authentic Italian food, products, wine and culture through all our offerings. At Eataly, we encourage our customers to shop what they eat and eat what they shop – it is the best way to immerse yourself in our eat, shop, learn philosophy,” said Nicola Farinetti, Global CEO of Eataly. “At Eataly Silicon Valley, we will import many of our products from Italy – like olive oil and dry pasta – while also making it a priority to work with local producers from Northern California.”
“Welcoming the Bay Area’s first Eataly will make Westfield Valley Fair a truly unique dining destination and a ‘must visit’ for residents from across Northern California and around the world,” said Jean-Marie Tritant, President of the U.S. for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, owner of Westfield Valley Fair. “At the same time, in bringing an exciting social and dining dimension to the overall Valley Fair experience, Eataly will become the perfect addition to the center’s multi-faceted new collection of shopping, dining, entertainment, and experience driven amenities.”
Eataly Silicon Valley will join the lineup of exciting new offerings opening as part of Westfield Valley Fair’s $1.1 billion transformation. The center’s central location in the Bay Area and close proximity to Silicon Valley and the Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport will allow Eataly to be easily accessible to locals and visitors alike.
This will be the third Eataly in Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s portfolio – following the 2016 opening of Eataly NYC Downtown at Westfield World Trade Center in New York and the 2017 opening of Eataly L.A. at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles.
“We’re tremendously excited to expand our relationship with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield,” added Nicola Farinetti. “The quality of the Westfield Valley Fair offering along with the relationship we’ve built with URW over the years, has given our announcement in the Bay Area an added dimension, and a significant additional confidence in our delivery of an amazing new Eataly in our portfolio.”
ABOUT EATALY NORTH AMERICA
Focused on providing high quality, sustainable products for all, Eataly is the largest Italian retail and dining experience in the world, transforming the way consumers experience food, beverage and, culture. At Eataly, guests have the unique opportunity to experience Italian culture through markets, counters, cafés, restaurants and educational offerings that explore the best food and beverage options Italy’s 20 regions and the world has to offer. Since Oscar Farinetti first opened Eataly Torino Italy in 2007, his philosophy has spread with 40 stores across the world, including our US flagship NYC Flatiron (2010), Chicago (2013), NYC Downtown (2016), Boston (2016), L.A. (2017), Vegas (2018), Toronto (2019), and Dallas (opening in 2020).
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is the premier global developer and operator of flagship destinations, with a portfolio valued at €65.0 Bn as at June 30, 2019, including 86% in retail, 7% in offices, 5% in convention & exhibition venues and 2% in services. Currently, the Group owns and operates 92 shopping centres, including 55 flagships in the most dynamic cities in Europe and the United States. The Group’s centers welcome 1.2 billion visits per year. Present on 2 continents and in 12 countries, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield provides a unique platform for retailers and brand events and offers an exceptional and constantly renewed experience for customers. With the support of its 3,700 professionals and an unparalleled track-record and know-how, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is ideally positioned to generate superior value and develop world-class projects. The Group has a development pipeline of €10.3 Bn. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield distinguishes itself by its Better Places 2030 agenda that sets its ambition to create better places that respect the highest environmental standards and contribute to better cities. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield stapled shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Paris (Euronext ticker: URW), with a secondary listing in Australia through Chess Depositary Interests. The Group benefits from an A rating from Standard & Poor’s and from an A2 rating from Moody’s.