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Celeb chef Mario Batali to open Eataly restaurant in Chicago

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Chicago is getting another celebrity chef.

The New York Times is reporting that Chef Mario Batali will sign a lease for a Chicago version of his hit restaurant, Eataly.

Batali will set up shop where the ESPN Zone used to be along East Ohio Street. Construction of the 60,000 square-foot restaurant is expected to cost around $20 million.

Eataly Chicago will open in September of 2013.

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