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Less Booze for You: Eataly's Wine Shop Closing for Six Months

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Eataly's wine store will close up shop for six months, following "interlocking interests" issues with the liquor license. Eater explains that the problem predominantly stems from Lidia Bastianich, who co-owns Eataly with Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich: "The Bastianich family has been in the wine making business for several years now, and it seems that the [State Liquor Authority] took issue with the fact that they were both wine producers and retailers."

(A very thorough rundown on more specifics can be found here.) As of now, there's no hard closing date for the store, which is up to the state to decide.
Eataly wine store to close in liquor-license dispute [Crain's]
· A Full Explanation of Batali & Bastianich's SLA Issues [Eater NY]


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