Whole Foods Napa

Project Location

Napa, CA

Architect

Field Paoli Architect

Products

SL70, WD65

Case Study: Whole Foods Napa

The majestic 1888 stone-walled Culinary Institute of America - also know as CIA Greystone - is one of Napa Valley's most historic properties. It epitomizes the area’s rich food and wine heritage, and also promotes organic ingredients and al fresco dining. Only 20 miles down the road, in downtown Napa, resides a much more accessible, but no less gourmet venue for the Northern California lifestyle: Whole Foods.

At almost 50,000 square feet, this was the first Whole Foods Market to open in Napa. The store includes a much-needed update to the existing shopping center aesthetic. Field Paoli, the San Francisco architecture firm, designed this modern Arts and Crafts façade, which includes a wood and steel canopy pop-out over the entrance, stone pillars and store windows with traditional Mission glazing.

"NanaWall provided the solution. NanaWall was instrumental in allowing us to create the casual feeling of indoor/outdoor living that reflects the values of the Napa community.”

Creating an Open Market Appeal

Whole Foods Napa features a wine bar, culinary center, sushi bar, an open grill, and a full-service coffee bar with an outdoor walk-up window. The culinary center, in particular, is the embodiment of the Napa indoor/outdoor experience in part because of its NanaWall opening glass walls.

“At the Whole Foods Market Culinary Center, the design team wanted the flexibility of allowing the space to spill out into the sales floor or to be closed off for private events,” says architect Christen F. Soares of Field Paoli. “NanaWall provided the solution. NanaWall was instrumental in allowing us to create the casual feeling of indoor/outdoor living that reflects the values of the Napa community.”

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