Bounty Hunter has since 2003 been a wine and barbecue go-to for Napa Valley residents, but now it’s set to become a serious Valley destination. The company broke ground Sunday on 27,500 square feet of space at First and Main Streets in downtown Napa to house what it’s calling a “food and wine emporium” come early 2018. The ground floor of the four-story space will be a barbecue joint with a full-service bar, plus a retail space for liquor and over 400 bottles of wine. The second floor will be a wine lab with classes and space for private events, while the third and fourth floors will be office space for company headquarters.
Taylor Lombardo Architects is designing the space, which will have a stone facade with dark wood, glass, steel and metal elements inside to resemble original downtown Napa buildings from the mid 1800s. Bounty Hunter also plans to build a fence around the building that will serve sort of as an outdoor museum for the Valley’s history with historic moments outlined on it. More details will be announced in coming months.