Pinchers Crab Shack and The Birchwood hit the mark with their newly enclosed patios.
Pinchers Crab Shack recently expanded their outdoor dining area to include more than 100 seats by adding a series of enclosed retractable screens. Pinchers opened its 10th location in the summer of 2014 in The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Wiregrass is an open-air “lifestyle center,” so the charm of the plaza is having the outdoor seating option. The owners at Pinchers, though, didn’t want to lose all that seating whenever some inclement weather rolled through.
Awning Works Inc, of Clearwater, Florida was able to custom design and engineer, retractable screens that complemented the architectural style of Wiregrass. These zip-track screens not only provide energy savings by reducing cooling costs, but also allow the restaurant patio to become a sealed environment, keeping out the weather as well as insects, allowing the customers to dine within the building or on the enclosed patio.
Pinchers is a Southwest Florida staple that expanded its quality seafood brand into the Tampa area, but al fresco dining is also popular on the other side of the Bay as well.
The Birchwood is a boutique hotel planted on Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg. A multi-faceted Spanish Mission-style building, The Birchwood is home to The Birch and Vine restaurant. One of the top restaurants in St. Pete, this location offers a variety of seating options both inside and out. Their outdoor dining area was also recently fitted with retractable screens to help enclose the patio area to protect the customers from the elements.
The views of the water are one of the best elements of dining on the patio at The Birchwood. Whether it’s a casual lunch, dinner date or just cocktails on the weekend, the location is one of the hottest spots in downtown St. Petersburg. The retractable shades that Awning Works was able to install allow for uninterrupted dining and vistas no matter the weather in the heart of the downtown area.
Awning Works has met the needs of numerous locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, including restaurants, hotels and more. They have a competitive funding program which is flexible enough to cater towards the hospitality industry, as well as small and large businesses. The list of leasable assets is extensive.
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Awning Works offers much more than just awnings. While they sell canopies and structural umbrellas, they are also able to provide businesses with LED signage, COM furniture and window treatments as well as establish point-of-sale and reservation systems. Financing options are available for all of these and more. Stop by their Clearwater, Florida, showroom to see all that they have to offer.