Up in Yountville, Napa Valley Grille has shut down abruptly, meaning that the chain is sans a Napa location, which is slightly ironic, yes? The restaurant—now with branches in LA, Jersey, Rhode Island and Minnesota—cites lease issues for the Yountville closure, though the corporate heads will reportedly try to scout out other locations in the Napa Valley. More importantly though, this development could conceivably be a major one because it likely means that there could be new restaurant property available in the restaurant mecca that is Yountville, and you know that a pantheon of hot chefs will give the space a once-over. Maybe Thomas Keller might deem it suitable for his burger concept?
Napa Valley Grille's Napa Location Officially Doneski