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Allan
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posted 04-21-2010 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Allan   Click Here to Email Allan     Edit/Delete Message
Napa apparently has a street camera system all throughout town. Two months after I visited, a contractor company in Arizona , hired by City of Napa, viewed an old film and issued a $445 fine. The photo shows my car entering a right turn at a light just as the light went red. At least that is what it appears to be. I really didn't have any opportunity to discuss with anyone from Napa police; just pay us $445 and go away! After two months, I don't even know where the intersection was... The Napa business that are trying to survive or profit in downtown are letting the City kill them off. Why dould they do that (Business 101.)That would never happen on our tourist town and our hotels are usually full and our stores thrive. One of your local business owners was here two weeks ago and was amazed! Well, our City has long been part of our our downtown success; not its enemy. Best of luck to you as you work through the downtown problems.

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damombo
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posted 04-21-2010 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
Just curious - what was the ticket for?

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Allan
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posted 04-20-2010 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Allan   Click Here to Email Allan     Edit/Delete Message
I do appreciate all of the local business folks and residents being protective of Napa downtown; and a lot has been done to try and save it. Nearly half of the stores are still closed or boarded up AND your city treated us terribly. They don't want visitors to return! We have been in Napa County since that awful downtown experience and went up the valley and had a wonderful time and had some great shopping. JUST STAY ON 29!!!

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LocalWineCountryDiner
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posted 04-20-2010 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LocalWineCountryDiner     Edit/Delete Message
Downtown Napa - lots and lots of wine tasting collectives and wine shops.

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Heidi Paul
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posted 04-20-2010 01:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Heidi Paul     Edit/Delete Message
I agree that currently downtown Napa is the best place for shopping but it's dining and live entertainment choices have a lot to offer with many fun and popular places. Norman Rose, and Graces Table are both new and enjoyable. Oenotri just opened too but I haven't tried them yet. Now with the Uptown Theater joining Silo's and the NV Opera House with live performances there is a night life in downtown Napa. I live about a mile from downtown and love that I can walk to and from it. No drinking and driving for me!

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Editor
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posted 04-14-2010 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Editor   Click Here to Email Editor     Edit/Delete Message
It's unfortunate that this visitor had such a bad experience in downtown Napa because it really is a great little city to visit and stay.

There are several new restaurants that have opened, which are fast becoming local and visitor favorites. Norman Rose Tavern has some killer burgers! Check out a recent dining review and others here: http://discover.winecountry.com/food/2010/01/tavern-of-burgery-delights.html
http://discover.winecountry.com/food/2010/01/hail-mauro-full-of-grace.html

Go to the Napa Valley Opera House for an after dinner show or performance. They have a great number of acts lined up currently. http://nvoh.org/

Several new places to stay like the AVIA Hotel and then there's all of the charm of the shops, restaurants, spas on the Riverfront too. http://napavalley.com/lodging/napa.html

And one of the best things about the city too is that so many things are in walking distance!

Sure there are a few retail spots that might be struggling and what city isn't in this economic climate, but that certainly shouldn't deter folks from staying in Downtown Napa. I visit all the time and it's still at the top of my list of places to stay and I live in the area!

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Allan
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posted 04-10-2010 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Allan   Click Here to Email Allan     Edit/Delete Message
We had a multiple day visit and stayed downtown. It was a bad decision for us. The buildings and stores are mostly boarded up and empty, the place is lifeless. And as a parting gift we received a $445 traffic ticket by mail nearly two months after we visited!!!! We would advise staying on Hwy 29 and see the beauty and great restaurants of the valley up north and stay out of the depressing downtown.

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