Custom Retractable Canopy
For this project we got to work with the hip, Miami Midtown restaurant, Sugarcane. The restaurant has a great outdoor patio area for outdoor seating and a bar. The patio is covered with a very large wooden trellis over 100 feet long and projects 18’-4”, but it would lose revenue and customers whenever there would be rain, which is quite often during certain months of the year. They wanted a Weather and Shade solution that would give them the flexibility to open up the area when the weather was great or cover it when it would be too hot or rainy.
This project consists of multiple Iridium retractable canopy units installed over the patio area of a very popular restaurant. There are six sets of retractable canopies installed over the existing trellis of an outdoor restaurant patio. The fabric used for the project is Soltis W96 White. Soltis is translucent and allows for good light transmission during the day. The awning is calibrated to retract automatically if wind speeds are in excess of 30 mph.
The owner and staff love how the new retractable canopies provided the solution that they needed for their restaurant. Now they are able to use their outdoor bar and patio throughout the year, rain or shine. With their new retractable canopies, staff are able to leave some areas open to take advantage of great breezes and beautiful sky. The canopies make guests feel welcome, still giving a sense of openness and contribute to an unforgettable experience. Their outdoor area has always been a great choice for celebrating or relaxing with friends. With the canopies, now it can be any time of the year!