What Should Replace the Tyler Florence Shop in the Napa Riverfront?

Now that the celebrated chef Tyler Florence has pulled out of Napa, what should replace his former kitchenware shop on the Main Street side of the Riverfront development? Tell us what you'd like to see there next.


Last week, replace Tyler Florence's closed-for-good restaurant  in the  downtown.

This Wednesday, we're looking for your suggestions to fill his more-recently-shuttered  on the Main Street side of the Riverfront.

What would you like to see as the next business to occupy the former Tyler Florence Shop in Napa? Share your visions for this vacancy in our comments section.

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Matthew Young July 18, 2012 at 05:14 PM
No to coffee shop or a wine tasting bar. I think Napa has plenty of both. I'd love to see an Apple Store in Napa but I don't know if this is a large enough market for them to target.
Mike Treleven July 18, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I'd like to see the Kitchen Gallery go into the space. Lynn is local, carries great food items and can complement the kitchenware/foodie scene that is flourishing in Napa. We should all do what we can to help local businesses thrive for visitors and Napans. It is always sad to see a local business close, but the Kitchen Gallery made me really sad.
Linda Burgess July 18, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Oh, how I'd love a Penzeys spice store in that space! It would serve both locals and visitors and certainly fits with our interest in high quality food prepared either at home or in our great restaurants. Check it out at www.penzeys.com.
Louisa Hufstader July 18, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Linda, have you shopped at Whole Spice in the Oxbow Public Market? I worked there for a while and their spices are so fresh that my sister in Minnesota, who can walk to Penzey's, asks me to get her the Aleppo pepper from Whole Spice. And you can buy even teeny amounts if that's all you need. One nutmeg, no problem!
Linda Burgess July 19, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Hi Louisa, Yes, I have been to the Oxbow's Whole Spice and was very impressed. The option to buy a really small amount is important, and I think it and Penseys could be complementary. Penseys has such a huge variety to choose from, recipes and a monthly (?) newsletter with more recipes and information on the spices/herbs they are highlighting that month. My home cooking has become much more interesting since my son introduced me to Penzeys. Linda


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