Craig Smith is the executive director of the Downtown Napa Association. Reach him at 257-0322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OK, hard as it is to believe, but Halloween is just around the corner, and Downtown Napa is big on ghosts and goblins. Grab your costumed clan and head downtown on Sat., Oct. 26, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Macbella, a women’s boutique that opened earlier this year as part of First Street Napa, just moved to a new location inside the center, and is now behind Napastak, across from Makers Market.
Today is the day for a smorgasbord of all three, with a serving of Zydeco thrown in for good measure. Music plays all day from three stages.
The final night of Locals Night Out was the biggest of the season. And with seven bartenders competing for bragging rights as to who is the “Best Bartender in the Napa Valley,” it was no surprise.
Mario and Gloria Bazán recently opened Mario Bazán Cellars at 960 Clinton St., across from Napa Valley Bistro. Ardent fans of their Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, both of which have received rave reviews, are happy to see them in downtown Napa.
Heather Hernandez has been the manager of Live Fire Pizza in the Oxbow Public Market for about a year now. Asked about her impressions, she was quick to respond, “I am beyond impressed. I don’t think I expected it to feel this natural. And the quality – from the food, to the staff to the own…
Napa Valley Jewelry will be giving away free watch batteries on Friday, March 1. Visit their new location between Eiko’s and Lush. This is a $15 value at no charge. Limit one per customer, please. napavalleyjewelers.com or 224-0997.
If it seemed a little quiet in your neighborhood last Saturday, it’s because everybody else was downtown, taking in the next-to-last night of the annual Napa Lighted Arts Festival.
Toy B Ville has two stores this month, one at 1343 Main St., across from Shackford’s, and at the new location, 1300 First St. Napa, in the walkway between Kohl’s and Compline. The two stores will merge into one at First Street Napa in January.
Wait – is Thanksgiving really next week? That means it’s time to usher in the Christmas season, and what better way to do it than by bringing Santa Claus to town.
After more than 20 years in business, the Beaded Nomad, at the corner of First and Coombs, is closing permanently on Nov. 19.
Seven-year-old piano prodigy Jaidynn Tyler, recently seen on Good Morning America, will perform briefly during the Sun., Oct. 14 “Napa Live: Inside and Out” – the last such event of the season.
Tomorrow is the third Napa Live event of the year. Held on the second Sunday of the month, July through October, the series provides the opportunity to listen to 30 different bands, some inside businesses, some outside, with others playing in downtown parks.
Mark Herold Wines consolidated their two downtown tasting rooms after completing a full remodel and refresh of their eccentric spot at 710 First St., an address that’s been home for seven years.
You both agree that listening to a band sounds great, but he wants to stand at the bar, beer in hand, and listen to a singer/songwriter.
The Downtown Napa Association brings travel writers from around the country to downtown Napa, to give them a taste of what we get to experience every day.
Hog Island Oysters has been a favorite downtown Napa restaurant since they opened in the Oxbow Public Market 10 years ago this November.
Leslie and Sheldon Parker bought the Napa Running Company two years ago. Leslie has always been a gym rat, but ran only sporadically until Maverick, a black Lab, came into the Parker household.
Sisters Kaitlin Swickard and Kirby Swickard Dougherty represent the seventh generation of their family’s business, Five Dot Ranch, located in the Oxbow Public Market.
After 24 years, Cheryl Richburg is retiring, and Napa Valley Traditions is closing shop. Traditions’ final day is Feb. 16. Everything, including furniture used for displays, is at least 50 percent off.
The idea for Compline, the well-received restaurant and wine bar Ryan Stetins and Matt Stamp, Master Sommelier (MS) opened in September, part of First Street Napa near Clay Street and across from Archer hotel, began over wine and dinner nearly four years ago.
Just a reminder that tonight and tomorrow are the final nights of the digital art displays in downtown Napa. The best way to enjoy the art is to walk from building to building, so you can watch each image as it dissolves and evolves into something else. Think of the lights on the SF Bay Brid…
A park full of people came out the Napa Tree Lighting ceremony last week, enjoying 800 cookies courtesy of Sweetie Pies and gallons of hot chocolate from Downtown Joe’s.
The community-wide outpouring of support, for both the first responders and those who lost everything in the fires, was and continues to be amazing.
Scott Lyall, owner of Scott Lyall Clothing for Men at 614 Main St. in the Riverfront Building, wants to do something to support those adversely affected by the fires. The question is, what to do?
In-the-know ghouls and goblins will take their empty bags and head to downtown Napa Sat., Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and trick or treat to their hearts content.
…Are the headline band at today’s Blues, Brews & BBQ, and admission is free. If that isn’t enough of an incentive, there are seven other bands on two stages, including Napa’s own Second Street Band, which opens the show at noon.
Okay, actually Grace Kelly style is back, via a line of handbags now available at Muguette Renee Boutique at 1409 Second St., inspired by the actress-turned princess.
As they say, there are two kinds of people in the world: Those who like to go out at night, and those who don’t. If you are one of the latter, skip this column and turn to the sports page.
Last year, the Downtown Napa Association (DNA) introduced Napa Live: Inside and Out. A music crawl, the event featured 30 businesses hosting music either inside their store or outside the patio, as well as music in Veterans Park and Dwight Murray Plaza. Because it was a new event, organizers…
Cheryl Richburg, owner of Napa Valley Traditions at Main and Pearl, thinks egg hunts should be for everybody, not just kids, and is hosting one at the store on Wed., April 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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