NAPA...My nomination for the Preservation community's corporate citizen of the year award!!!
And don't worry about parking issues, you'll probably run into parents whose children attend two of Buffalo's charter schools, next door and across the street from the near east side's newest retail venture.
Pretty cool place when you consider that most retail stores like this are pretty much "cookie-cutter" by design and use that clever concrete block for construction. In this case the NAPA design department decided to adaptively re-use an existing building that could easily have been knocked down. Here's what the Buffalo News had to say yesterday:
stores are pretty much cookie cutter with everything predetermined, but this was the exact opposite. Everything had to be customized to fit into the space and around the pillars. It gives it a lot of character and a nostalgic feel," he said. Napa
Another non-standard touch is the exterior wall mural that rises above the store on the adjoining building.
hired local artist Blair Rusin to come up with a 1930s scene of a bustling downtown Napa to give the site additional flair. Buffalo