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Catherine Becker (a.k.a. Calamity Jane)

Calamity Janes Trading Co Owner Exterior

Calamity Comes to Downtown Napa!

1/4/2018 - It's the Old West meets Wine Country all under one roof! On Friday evening, Mayor Jill Techel along with other city leaders participated in a ribbon cutting for Downtown Napa's newest retailer - Calamity Jane's Trading Co. of the Napa Valley.  
Shoppers can find jewelry, art, and custom goods handcrafted by local artists. Meet the proud owners, Steve and Cathy Becker by clicking on the photo to the left or visit their website at:

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Three Napa Development Projects Take Regional Award

12/11/2018 - Congratulations to the three Napa developments that have been listed as a "2018 Top Real Estate Project."   The North Bay Business Journal recognized 26 projects which span a wide geographic area in Northern California: Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, Solano and Marin counties.  The three honorees include The Wiseman Building in Downtown Napa at 1300 Main (#12), Napa Commerce Center (#13), and Ole Health - South Napa Campus, Napa (#16).

Photo of Gran Electrica by Tim Carl Photography

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Napa's Gran Electrica Makes the Michelin Guide!

11/21/2018 - The Michelin Guide San Francisco named another Napa restaurant to their 2019 Bib Gourmand list.  Gran Electrica joins two other Napa dining establishments -- Oenotri, and Grace's Table.  The Michelin Bib Gourmand list covers 22 types of cuisine, and includes only 68 restaurants in the SF Bay Area.  We are also excited to share that Wednesdays are local's night at Gran Electrica!

Photo by JLSousa, Napa Valley Register

Darren Turbeville, Owner of Toy B Ville

Toy B Ville Moves In to First Street Napa

12/3/2018 - Downtown Napa Toy Store, Toy B Ville, is moving from Main Street to First Street this week.  The store offers a wide variety of specialty toys, children's books and educational products for the little ones.   Toy B Ville is named after its owner Darren Turbeville. This locally owned and operated store will join other tenants just in time for the First Street Napa upcoming Holiday Shop Hop on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m.


Sip Your Way Through Napa’s First Beer Trail in February

Napa’s craft beer scene has grown significantly over the last couple of years. From Stone Brewing’s opening in 2018 to first-of-a-kind winery-brewery fusion St. Clair Brown, beer venues have been popping up at a rapid rate amid the vines. 

Napa Ahead of California Average for Internet Speeds

1/7/2018 - An internet analysis firm rates the city above the state median for online speeds and access.  Ninety-two percent of city residents have at least two providers of fixed-line internet service to choose from, and Napa’s average download speed of 41.02 megabits per second is 52.4 percent faster than the California average, according to a report published by BroadbandNow. -Napa Valley Register

Napa Coffeehouse Owner Created a Wine-Infused Coffee. Now He's Adding Beer to the Mix

1/6/2018 - Their in-the-works wine-coffee-beer, the first boozy trifecta of its kind, will have its release through 10 Barrel late this year, helping to add a new dimension to Molinari’s popular caffeinated concoction, the Molinari Private Reserve. The alcohol-free wine-coffee is made by rehydrating coffee beans in a red Napa wine for a rich taste churning with dark fruit flavors. So far, the coffee has earned shout-outs from the likes of Time and Food & Wine magazines, as well as a recent TV spot in France. -Napa Valley Register

First Street Napa

12/2018 - A number of new businesses opened in First Street Napa this fall, boosting pedestrian traffic downtown and tax revenue for the City of Napa. The recent arrivals included lululemon, Maker’s Market, the Mayacamas Vineyards tasting room, and John Anthony Family of Wines’ new office headquarters. Napastäk Napa Valley, a boutique specializing in gourmet foods, will open in this winter. - North Bay Biz

Napa's Food City Owners Move Forward with Redesign, New Vision

11/12/2018 - “Food City is being reborn,” reads a new Food City Napa website. “We’re getting back to our roots as a food-centric experience and neighborhood gem,” it reads. “Eat drink socialize. Are you in?” The owners want to create a destination that serves the neighborhood. -Napa Valley Register Puts Down Roots in South Napa

10/17/18 - now has more than 115,000 angels in the U.S. who have helped the company invest in more than 159 independent winemakers in 14 countries. Some in the wine industry consider the company business model a disrupter, O’Connell acknowledged. “But I don’t think of us that way,” he said. “We want to create a great system for people to enjoy wine and we want everybody to benefit from it.” -Napa Valley Register

The Best Cities in the U.S. - 2018 Readers' Choice Awards

10/9/18 - Condé Nast Traveler readers cast hundreds of thousands of votes for the best cities in the U.S. in the 2018 Readers' Choice Awards survey.  Napa made the list for "Best Smaller Cities" (populations under 1 million) this year. Conde Nast Magazine

Hall Announces $1 Million in Grants for Entrepreneurs

11/1/18 - To mark HALL Group's 50th anniversary, Craig Hall has committed to provide $1 million in grants from the Craig and Kathryn Hall Foundation to help nonprofit partners invest in and support entrepreneurs who are most impacted by our country's opportunity gap. For inquiries, contact [email protected]. - Napa Valley Register