Commercial Restaurant Canopy
Miami Springs, Florida
This is a project designed for an outdoor terrace of a local tavern and casual eating establishment. The original building has been around since 1948. It was a small grocery and then became Woody’s Tavern in the 1950’s – a local watering hole. In 2010, the property was acquired by another owner and now named Woody’s Westend Tavern. The client has been renovating the property and now wanted to cover the space with canopies instead of just using umbrellas. He had visited a restaurant where our firm had designed an outdoor canopy for a restaurant. He liked the design and wanted a series of the canopies for his space. The owner wanted his patrons to be able to enjoy the outdoors under a shaded canopy that keeps their clients cool and protected from inclement weather. He also wanted to be able to use the space for various events throughout the year. Instead of just one basic canopy structure; the canopy is made up of (3) arched canopies. The client didn’t want posts, so he had his contractor install beams that would be used for the support of the framework. The design of the canopy was inspired by the owner seeing one of our other canopy installations and modifying the design for his establishment. This project works well with the outdoor surfing theme of the tavern. The 3 canopies look like waves overhead. The canopies harmonize all of the surrounding elements and create an outdoor space that is so versatile. It can be used for relaxing venues or great for dining and watching exciting sporting events!
Innovative construction methods were used to measure, design and fabricate the canopy so that installation would be able to be quickly accomplished. The canopy is designed to accommodate lights, ceiling fans and drop down curtains or screens in the future in the event of inclement weather.
The customer is very happy with the results of the project. The canopies provide shade and sun protection for all of their guests all year around. The owner and employees say that it is wonderful! Now patrons can sit outside and enjoy themselves anytime of the year. It is the perfect place to hold any type of gathering such as local community events, parties and sporting events. The atmosphere invites you to come in and enjoy the moment and be our guest! The Mayor of the community loves the addition of the canopy. People drive by and take photos. These new canopies create a wonderful oasis to enjoy oneself with friends and locals at Woody’s Westend Tavern; while getting great food and drink in the community.