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Napa Ford to Move, Make Way for Retail

While the dealership relocates to the former Greenberg lot on Soscol Avenue, the current Napa Ford site at corner of Soscol and Kansas avenues in south Napa is already in demand for a new shopping center.

Napa Ford is moving north.

The longtime dealership at the corner of Soscol and Kansas avenues in south Napa is relocating to the former site once occupied by Greenberg Quality Motors on Soscol Avenue, just south of the Napa Valley Wine Train tracks.

The more than 40,000 square-foot building has been vacant since about last January. Greenberg is presently just south of Third Street on Soscol.

Napa Ford plans to open its new digs by the first of next year, according to president Kevin Massie.

The building was constructed in 1946, Massie said. “We are refurbishing it to give it the Ford dealership image. We are doing a considerable amount of remodeling, such as new bathrooms and removing existing walls.”

The evacuated space left by relocating Napa Ford won’t sit idle for long.

Pacific Properties in Chico has submitted plans to build a center for small retail businesses, according to Napa City Senior Planner Kevin Eberle.

Pacific Properties is no stranger to Napa. The same company is responsible for the transformation of a vacant, weed-ridden lot on Trancas Street and California Boulevard to a thriving shopping center, Napa Crossing North, where Panera Bread and ULTA Beauty recently opened near Chipotle and Habit Burger.

The shopping center at the corner of Kansas and Soscol avenues will be called Napa Crossing South, Eberle said.

“The buildings will be similar to what is at Napa Crossing North.” he said. “At this time we don’t know what retail stores will occupy the center.”

The plan shows the center will have five tenants in two buildings, Eberle said. “The smaller building will house one tenant and the larger will have four retailers.”

There will 333 parking places.

The exact timeframe for when construction will start and be completed is not available. 

Attempts to contact Pacific Properties were unsuccessful.

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Scott Yeager November 19, 2012 at 02:30 PM
How much retail can a small city of 80,000 support?
Ash Leigh November 19, 2012 at 05:27 PM
80,000? I believe it's an, undocumented, 110,000. :)
vocal-de-local November 19, 2012 at 06:51 PM
I'm wondering the same thing.
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" November 20, 2012 at 12:13 AM
The new place looks like copia.

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