Napa post office set for boutique hotel conversion

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US: The former post office in Napa, California, is to be converted in to a hotel by local developer Jim Keller.

US: The former post office in Napa, California, is to be converted in to a hotel by local developer Jim Keller.

The building, located at 1351 Second St in downtown Napa, has been closed since it was damaged in the August 2014 earthquake. Keller purchased the building for $2 million from the United States Postal Service, and plans to turn it into a boutique hotel property with a possible residential component.

"It's going to be grand and probably one of the coolest projects to hit downtown in many years," Keller said.

Keller estimates he will have to spend another $6 million to $8 million to renovate the property, and build a new multi-storey car park to accommodate guests' vehicles.

"I appreciate the trust that the city and the public have given me to get this thing restored and turn this into one of the more significant blocks in downtown. Everyone's going to have to trust that we make it something that everyone can be proud of. It will be authentic. The post office is going to be shining bright. It's the biggest project I've taken on, but I'm not worried. We've got a good strong vision."

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