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The People Of Eataly Chicago

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Dec 2, 2013 10:30PM

Mario Batali at last week's Eataly Chicago media preview. (Chuck Sudo/Chicagoist)

It's finally here: Eataly Chicago opened its doors at 4 p.m. and there was a line of people stretching around Ohio down Rush Street. Mayor Emanuel made sure he graced the new joint with his presence because of course.

We couldn't be there and already had our sneak previews so we bring you this Storify of the hype leading to the doors opening. Consider this "People of WalMart" for the Dean & DeLuca set.