COVID-19

8
Apr

WeatherPort Helps Kilted Mermaid Expand Their Covered Outdoor Seating During COVID-19

When Kilted Mermaid needed to expand their covered outdoor seating during the pandemic, they turned to an outdoor dining structure from WeatherPort® Shelter Systems. Kilted Mermaid Kilted Mermaid is a neighborhood craft beer and wine bar in Vero Beach, Florida. After almost a decade in business, Kilted Mermaid has become known for its funky vibe, fun events, and live original

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30
Mar

A WeatherPort Structure Boosts Pandemic Sales for Skylark’s Hidden Cafe

An outdoor dining structure from WeatherPort® Shelter Systems has helped Skylark’s Hidden Cafe keep sales up during the pandemic. Skylark’s Hidden Cafe Skylark’s Hidden Cafe is a local favorite and staple of the Fairhaven community just outside of Bellingham, Washington. Located in a historic brick building, Skylark’s enchants customers with its Victorian decor, homey atmosphere, and delicious classic meals. Of

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17
Mar

Lila’s Kitchen Envisions a New Type of Dining With Outdoor Structures From WeatherPort

Lila’s Kitchen turned to WeatherPort® Shelter Systems for help in their mission to create a new type of outdoor dining experience in Port Townsend, Washington. Lila’s Kitchen Lila’s Kitchen is a commercial kitchen space that food vendors without a space of their own can rent and use. With two walk-up windows and the capacity for two vendors to operate simultaneously,

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9
Mar

Curbside Pickup Solutions Businesses Wish They Knew About Sooner

Has your restaurant or retail store had a high demand for curbside pickups lately?  If you’re like so many other businesses, you probably had to get creative this past year and find curbside pickup solutions overnight to keep up with demand. In 2020 alone, curbside pickups at retail stores increased by 208%. That’s nothing to scoff at! And it doesn’t

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9
Dec

Outdoor Seating Helps Ocean Pours Taproom Grow During a Pandemic

Ocean Pours Taproom needed an outdoor seating structure to protect customers in their beer garden from bad weather and enable social distancing during COVID-19. They found their solution from WeatherPort® Shelter Systems. A Dual-Purpose Building Solution for Weather Protection and Social Distancing Ocean Pours Taproom opened two years ago, becoming the sole taproom in Ocean Shores, Washington.  A wide selection

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2
Dec

Hanger Hall Relies on WeatherPort Outdoor Classroom Structures During COVID-19

When Hanger Hall needed to set up outdoor classrooms to safely reopen during COVID-19, they turned to engineered fabric structures from WeatherPort® Shelter Systems. Hanger Hall: A School for Girls Hanger Hall was founded in Asheville, North Carolina in 1999 with a mission to create an ideal learning environment for middle school-aged girls. Over two decades later, Hanger Hall remains

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30
Nov

Synapse School’s Secret to Safely Reopening During COVID-19: Outdoor Classrooms From WeatherPort

When Synapse School realized they’d need to revamp their operations to reopen safely for the 2020-21 school year, they developed a comprehensive plan. Using outdoor classroom structures from WeatherPort® Shelter Systems was a major cause of its success. Synapse School: Education Done Differently Synapse School is a private elementary and middle school located in Menlo Park, California that takes an

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9
Nov

Impact 360 Institute Turns to Durable Outdoor Structures During COVID-19

You just graduated from high school and are considering your options for what to do next. Do you take a short summer break and bury your head back in the books at college? Do you dive headfirst into the workforce by looking for a job? Or are you like the increasing number of students considering taking a gap year? A

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9
Nov

Keeping Outdoor Dining Spaces Warm During the Winter Months

As the weather gets colder, and we are still waiting on a widely available vaccine for the coronavirus, businesses need to start thinking about the future. Restaurant owners in particular are feeling the pressure to keep business going while staying safe.  Toward the beginning of the pandemic, restaurants lost an estimated $120 billion in sales according to the National Restaurant

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29
Jul

Temporary Structures to Help Reopen Schools

Because of the ongoing spread of coronavirus, back-to-school preparations are looking a little different this year for school districts. School buildings have long been designed as large gathering spaces meant to encourage intermingling and group learning, but this layout isn’t conducive to stopping the spread of a highly infectious virus. Retrofitting school buildings to accommodate social distancing and reduce the

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23
Jul

Covered Parking Structures for Rental Car Companies and Dealerships During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has caused tourism to decline, with airlines, cruises, and hotel industries seeing less activity than in years before. Getaway destinations such as ski resorts and amusement parks have also seen temporary closures to eliminate large gatherings and hopefully slow the spread of the coronavirus. These circumstances have negatively impacted rental car businesses — especially since over 30%

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7
Jul

States That Are Reopening Dining Establishments After COVID-19

Despite the resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the United States, some U.S. states are allowing dining establishments to reopen with certain regulations, whether that means reopening with suggested social distancing, take-out or outdoor dining only, or with a strict 50% occupancy limit. Here is information about the varying guidelines for reopening in each state as of June 30 via Eater.com.

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23
Jun

Ideas for Creating an Inviting Outdoor Dining Space

Whether you’re a restaurant owner who has decided to take your current outdoor dining area to the next level, or you’re just starting out and know that adding a patio space could skyrocket your restaurant’s popularity and profitability — we have some tips for you. From adhering to ADA and COVID-19 regulations to deciding on the perfect furniture and layout,

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9
Jun

Outdoor Restaurant Seating for Social Distancing and Reopening After COVID-19

As parts of the country cautiously reopen after widespread closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, some restaurants are being allowed to resume business with limited outdoor seating under specific state ordinances. This means that restaurants without previous outdoor seating areas are now scrambling to set up new high-quality, attractive, and durable structures for outdoor restaurant seating to keep people at

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