If Not Starbucks ... What?

The prominently-sited retail space at the northwest corner of First and Main is vacant. What kind of business would you most like to see located there? Join a lively conversation in our comments section.

Long rumored as the future location of Napa's first downtown Starbucks, the former home of is vacant and waiting for its next tenant. 

The light-filled corner shop at 1006 First St., on the northwestern corner with Main Street, was a florist's before the Eye Works moved in a few years ago.

Now that the eyewear shop has relocated to nearby Pearl Street, a for-lease sign is up in the window at 1006 First.

What would you like to see there next? Starbucks, or something else?

Please share your visions in our comments section.

Art Morris April 26, 2012 at 07:15 AM
Oh yeah, that landmark. :-) I guess I never really considered it as the classic convenience store, but then again, the last time I was in there (many moons ago) it was almost completely alcohol. I guess I should stop by and see what's new. Hope business is going well.
Art Morris April 26, 2012 at 07:17 AM
I think Peet's is gooder than Starbucks, too!
Chris Gillespie April 26, 2012 at 08:03 AM
I agree with the drug store idea. The Safeway store is the closest place to downtown. I'd like to see anything there that isn't a corporate chain.
Louisa Hufstader April 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Not only does Val's have all those things, but according to our readers it serves the best Italian food in Napa, too! If that's not convenient, I don't know what is. Steve, congratulations and I have just received a "window cling" proclaiming your Readers' Choice Award, which I will be bringing to you soon.
Louisa Hufstader May 10, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Steve, is that your letter, about the veterans memorial, in today's Napa Valley Register? It's really well-written and thoughtful.


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