Property owner Steve Hasty was all smiles and restaurant staffers were all business at their opening-night reception atop the Fagiani building in downtown Napa Wednesday evening.
A small throng of Napa notables gathered for the Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting in front of the Main Street building that had been
Then those "on the list" climbed two flights of stairs — or took the newly-inspected elevator — to the rooftop bar, where we sipped Domaine Carneros bubbly and Moscow Mule cocktails while marveling at the renovation and sweeping views of Napa.
The new restaurant, The Thomas, and rooftop bar Fagiani's at the Thomas, weren't quite finished with the city inspection process by Wednesday night.
But officials permitted a few diners who'd made reservations to enjoy a meal, although the first-floor dining room was carefully and completely shrouded in brown paper to shield the restaurant from public eyes.
The Thomas and Fagiani's are now shooting for a Friday opening to the public.