OpenAire Gives Philadelphia’s Top Entertainment Venue a New View
Victory Beer Hall at XFINITY Live! unveils new 937 square-foot glass enclosed patio designed by OpenAire and The Cordish Companies
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO – October 5, 2015 – Victory Beer Hall, located in Philadelphia’s renowned XFINITY Live! entertainment centre now has a newly renovated, eye-catching patio area that offers guests a panoramic view of the city skyline in any weather. Canadian-based OpenAire and world-acclaimed developer The Cordish Companies have partnered to build a sleek, modern glass enclosure for the landmark bar’s expansive patio. This single slope lean-to enclosure measures 23’-6” by 39’-6” and stands 11′ high at the front wall and 20’ at the back wall, giving guests a spacious place to take in the sunlight and outdoor views of Philadelphia while enjoying the restaurant’s great menu, craft beer, and top-tier entertainment.
This comfortable, inviting space makes a fitting addition to a bar founded by two childhood friends, Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski, who in 1985 were inspired to make the best home-brewed beer which resulted in the formation of the Victory Brewing Company. The enclosure was designed to fit Victory Beer Hall’s rustic atmosphere with old world Victorian detailing and three glass garage-style doors and a glazed roof to let in ample sunlight, creating an outdoor feeling for diners all year round. The operable doors retract into the roof, letting in the fresh air and sunshine of clear days but closing securely to provide shelter from inclement and colder weather.
“This new design is going to bring big benefits for XFINITY Live!, the Victory Beer Hall and its customers,” says Mark Albertine, President and CEO of OpenAire, “With its year round outdoor atmosphere and located at the center of Philadelphia’s sports venues, this will be the place to go whether sport is Summer baseball, Fall football or Winter basketball and hockey”. It’s been very exciting for us not only to make this addition to one of Philadelphia’s most popular entertainment centres, but to do it with a leader in real estate development like The Cordish Companies. The results are impressive. We all look forward to the next job with Cordish.”