Eataly in New York City.
We can't just pop down to Eataly every week but we will soon have a much closer option, the Tuscan Market in Salem, New Hampshire. This market will open in October and is located next to the Tuscan Kitchen restaurant. This past Sunday, I attended a media pre-opening event at the Tuscan Market and I see great potential there.
Joe apparently has plenty of energy as he is now preparing to open the Tuscan Market, a large artisanal market, which will be a one-stop shopping spot for Italian food and ingredients, as well as other quality items. Many of the foods will be prepared on premises while others will be imported from Italy. In addition, there will be a 65-seat café where you can grab a bite, from pizza to pasta. The market was not complete when we checked it out, but there was enough there to gain a proper sense of its potential. Plus, for the first hour of our tour, we were able to sample a variety of items they will sell, including breads, cheeses, meats, wine, pizza, flatbreads and more.
Smolak Farms in Andover but the big secret is that about half of their produce comes from a farm owned by Joe's father! They will also be constructing a greenhouse on their roof so they can grow their own.