Paradise Park: Custom Seasonal Patio Enclosure

By: Marquee Event Rentals

Due to drastic weather cycles in the Midwest, restaurants and bars lose outdoor seating revenue. Our client, Paradise Park, has 65% of its seating capacity outdoors. The owner contacted Marquee with a request to cover the entire outdoor seating area with a heated Clear Roof Tent Structure in order to maintain summer revenue and staff.

Installation / event location (city):
Chicago – Wicker Park 

Installation date: December 2018

Customer's challenge: 
Due to drastic weather cycles in the Midwest Restaurants and Bars loose outdoor seating revenue. Paradise Park has 65% of its seating capacity outdoors. The owner contacted Marquee with a request to cover his entire outdoor seating with a heated Clear Roof Tent Structure in order to maintain summer revenue and his employee staff.

Main product(s) Used:
Clear Span Tent Structure with clear roof and sidewalls to maintain the outdoor atmosphere and seating

Describe significant challenges or obstacles you and your installation team faced:  

Due to drastic weather cycles in the Midwest, bars and restaurant’s lose outdoor seating revenue. Paradise Park has 65% of its seating capacity outdoors. Our customer contacted Marquee Event Rentals with a request to cover his entire outdoor seating with a heated Tent Structure in order to maintain present revenue and staff. The patio area was full of heavy permanent décor to simulate an outdoor park and these décor features, created extreme challenges to use existing Tent products available in our industry today.

The Marquee team was tasked with designing a Custom Tent Structure which would attach to the existing building. This eliminated the option of any Tent legs typically used to support the structure due to room constraints. Our major obstacle was how to physically measure the site in distance and elevation’s in order to engineer and design a frame that would meet the exact dimensions required. This challenge allowed zero tolerance for mistakes as we were asked to engineer, manufacture, and install in four weeks. Due to the issues surrounding accurate measurements, Marquee used a professional survey company to provide dimensions. However, despite the tight timeline, we were able to develop the required drawings for structural engineers to review prior to production. After manufacturing, the installation required pre-assembly of the frame components before transporting to the job site. Once on site, a street closure was ordered to allow a crane to erect the frame. Once the final pieces were in place, our goal was to complete the project in two days, so our customer could capitalize on Holiday business.

With our help, Paradise Park is now in a position to maximize the space of his restaurant and capitalize on the additional revenue allowing him to continue with positive cash flow year round.