A Must-Visit Destination in 2021


Just an hour from San Francisco, wine country has long been a favorite destination for Bay Area day-trippers and weekend travelers. The Napa Valley is a coveted place to live and visit, and right in the heart of downtown Napa, First Street Napa is a new centerpiece: a hub for world-class dining, distinctive shopping, exquisite tasting rooms and elegant lodging as well as office spaces.

“Our goal at First Street Napa is to create an experiential shopping, dining and hospitality district that serves as a diverse and vibrant gathering place for all who live here and all who visit,” said Todd Zapolski, Managing Member of Zapolski Real estate the developer of First Street Napa.

Even in the decidedly challenging year of 2020, First Street Napa brought fourteen new brands to market, ranging from locally-owned fashion, footwear and home décor shops to pet and children’s clothing boutiques, all offering products unique in the area. With the Napa Valley Welcome Center relocating to First Street Napa last month, it’s now officially the perfect starting point for any visitor. New original-to-market brands like Riza Plants, a botanical boutique, and California Brandy House, a tasting room and bottle shop, bring added dimension.

The excitement will continue in 2021 with additional openings, including international lifestyle retailer Anthropologie coming to the historic Gordon Building mid-year.

“We’re committed to cultivating unique experiences, and many of our new tenants have a local connection and offer merchandise and services selected specifically for Napa,” Zapolski continued. “Amidst a difficult year, we’re finding promise in the ongoing growth of our First Street Napa community and the support we’re seeing from locals and visitors is so important for that to continue.”