I love seeing all the exciting changes happening for downtown Napa real estate. From new hotels to new tasting rooms and restaurants, our once-sleepy city center is truly becoming a top destination for food and wine enthusiasts.
One of the developments I’m most excited about is the new Archer Hotel. This 183-room, five-story luxury hotel will be the tallest building in Napa Valley, where most buildings top out at one to two stories. The hotel includes an additional sixth-floor rooftop with a fitness center, spa, chef demonstration kitchen, and an 8-inch deep lounge pool, according to the Napa Valley Register. Adding to the rooftop ambience are private cabanas with fireplaces. The restaurant Charlie Palmer Steak is located inside the hotel, as are several different meeting and event spaces. Comfy guest rooms and spacious suites will feature one of six unique design palettes of soothing cream, gray and gold, according to the hotel’s website. Archer Napa is scheduled to open in late spring 2017. Several shops in the newly remodeled First Street Napa retail center are expected to open at that same time. The names of those tenants have not been made public. The entire development will cover three square blocks, with Archer Napa as its centerpiece.
Blue Note Napa is another wonderful addition to downtown. This jazz club and gourmet restaurant occupies the first floor of the Napa Valley Opera House. The club is known for having a small, intimate environment, making guests feel they’re experiencing performances in their own living room. Upcoming performances include the Nouveau Flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra in mid-February and the saxophonist Kenny G at the end of March. Blue Note Napa’s menu is described as “classics with a twist.” The restaurant is headed by French Laundry-trained chef Jessica Sedlacek. Blue Note Napa is part of the larger Blue Note Entertainment Group, which has jazz clubs around the world. The Blue Note originated in New York’s Greenwich Village and gained a reputation for performances from the biggest names in jazz.
Other new developments for the downtown area include the fun, new tasting room CRU @ the Annex on McKinstry Street, and the Japanese-inspired pub Miminashi on Coombs Street. Stone Brewery is opening a new brewery and restaurant in Napa’s historic Borreo building, and the highly anticipated CIA at Copia will have its grand opening celebration during Presidents Day weekend. CIA at Copia’s retail shop, classes and restaurant are already open. Be sure to check my blog for more updates and photos of CIA at Copia, as well as other exciting new developments happening throughout Napa Valley.
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