• Patrick McGovern’s Pub, MN

    During perfect weather, Patrick McGovern’s patio is popular late into the nighttime hours. But when it rains, snows, or becomes too windy or too humid, the patio isn’t popular. “People don’t eat in the wind any more than they eat in the rain,” Pat Boemer, owner, says. Without a viable option for his patio, Pat accepted the […]

  • Moerlein Lager House, OH

    Visibility. Being history buffs, it was important to the partners of Moerlein Lager House to keep the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge visible from their patio. Moerlein Lager House’s patio featured Plexiglas panels screwed into place to allow a view of the bridge. The walls were inflexible and scratched easily, which didn’t fit into Moerlein’s upscale aesthetics or […]