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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

Gran Electrica

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!

New Art Exhibit in Downtown Napa!

11/23/2018 - First Street Napa is hosting a space for the "Art Responds" exhibit to enable the community to gather and reflect on the progress made over the past year since the October 2017 fires. The exhibition focuses on how visual artists respond to the powerful forces of nature that suddenly transformed their lives. Locals are also invited to submit up to 4 images that express their personal experience of the Northern California wildfires. All images will be posted to the online at A FIRE ALBUM and a number of images will be selected by our jury to be printed and displayed within the exhibition.  The exhibition will be on display through December 15, 2018.

Photo of Car Candelabra by Artist Bob Van Breda

Car Candelabra2018 by Bob Van Breda

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.

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