The news that Napa’s Kohl’s would move to a parcel on Soscol Avenue, clearing the way for downtown Napa’s largest private development to date, got Register readers’ attention in 2020.
In July, developer Zapolski Real Estate announced plans to relocate the department store more than a mile south of its current location on Main Street.
The project would include the swap of Kohl’s for a new hotel, apartment building, commercial space (for tenants such as a grocery market) and a public gathering area with new access points on the Kohl’s footprint, said Andrew Mazotti, director for Zapolski Real Estate.
First Street Napa saw a surge of new tenants opening in 2020.
Those included: Copperfield’s Books, The Bennington Napa Valley, Riza Plants, The Napa Valley Welcome Center, Tay & Grace, C’est La Paire footwear, Tay & Grace clothing and Honey Whiskey Boutique fashions, Cupcake, I-ELLE, Habituate Lifestyle + Interiors, and Milo & Friends pet boutique.
“These are completely new shops that can’t be found anywhere else,” said Todd Zapolski, managing partner, First Street Napa.