NAPA (KCBS) — The Napa Valley tourism industry is hoping to make a quick recovery after Sunday’s earthquake as shops and restaurants urge people to visit.

While damage from the 6.0 magnitude quake is visible, there are many businesses downtown that have suffered little or no damage and they are cleaning up quickly.

“They trying so hard and many of them will be open in the next few days,” Napa Mayor Jill Techel said. “A lot of them were able to clean up and get open and serve the public.

Tourism is Napa County’s second largest industry, generating more than $1.3 billion in annual spending,

Patricia Trimble, owner of the Roost boutique shop on Second Street, said the quake caused about $20 to 30 thousand in damage and that tourists are needed now more than ever.

“So if I was going to say anything to the people out there, ‘Napa is open. Please come. Please.’ You have no idea what it means to a small business.”

According to county supervisor, 80 percent of the Napa Valley’s 500 wineries suffered no damage from the quake.


Comments (8)

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
LIVE: Monday through Friday from 3am – 3pm PST

Watch & Listen LIVE