North Bay Business Journal
After more than a quarter century in Yountville, Overland Sheepskin Co., Inc., plans to move its California store to downtown Napa early next year.
Overland in January is set to occupy about 2,000 square feet in the Beckstoffer Building at 1202 First St. It’s under renovation as part of the 325,000-square-foot First Street Napa mixed-use project, which includes a 183-room Archer Hotel, 45 stores and restaurants, and office space.
“We’ve been in Yountville for 28 years, and after a year of searching for our next location, we’re looking forward to our move to downtown Napa,” said Roger Leahy, co-owner of the New Mexico-based retailer of ultrahigh-end sheepskin coats, leather jackets, wool coats, sheepskin slippers, leather bags, sheepskin rugs, cowhides and accessories. “The beautiful and historic Beckstoffer Building, with its mix of rugged authenticity and Napa style, is a great fit for the Overland brand, and we’re excited to continue to serve our loyal Napa customers right from the heart of the valley.”
Overland’s Yountville store is at 6505 Washington St.
“The commitment to relocate a thriving business from Yountville to downtown Napa speaks volumes for the direction and progress being made to enrich and enliven the core of Napa Valley,” said Todd Zapolski, principal of Zapolski Real Estate, LLC, one of the developers and managers of First Street Napa. “Overland understands the future vision for downtown Napa, and made the decision to follow the shifting momentum and secure an incredible, prime space for their business along the First Street corridor. With nearly 70 percent of all visitors to Napa Valley visiting Napa proper, the move is a logical one.”
The other developer is Trademark Property Company. The Archer Hotel is set to open this fall, as will the first new shops and restaurants.
Leahy and his brother Jim started Overland (overland.com) in Taos, New Mexico, in 1973. The company operates 16 stores in 10 states.