Unfavorable weather conditions cause harm for business owners due to lose of customer and energy. As construction technology develop, designers and engineers able to create innovative solutions for different climates and areas.
Outdoor patios and roof terraces are boons for businesses during Chicago’s warmer months, but they are not as a big of an asset during the days when the city buried by snow. Business owners tried to find alternative solution to use their patios and outdoor areas year round. For example, Parson’s Chicken & Fish converted its backyard into an ice skating rink. Kaiser Tiger has turned to the winter sport of curling.
Meanwhile the Boka Restaurant Group, the management team behind the J. Parker in Lincoln Park, have decided to go full Skydome. According to management, they have great food and tasty beverages but they can use their area half a year if they got lucky due to undependable weather of Chicago. It started to become really disturbing for them. The team decided to build an enclosure. But they wanted to keep that outdoor experience.
They reach Libart for a solution and meet with Freestanding Retractable Structures. The entire enclosure can retract just with a button. Now, they can use their outdoor space anytime of the year without losing customer.