Recess Bar and Patio

SPL Outfits Largest Outdoor Patio in Chicago

The Challenge

Outfit the 14,000 square foot patio, complete with 30 shipping containers for semi-private dinning, with weather rated wireless access points, and POS and sound system.  Our client, Atomic Hospitality, had a sense of urgency behind this project, as they and the hospitality industry as a whole, were so greatly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Their bar and patio area needed to be up and running as soon as humanly possible.  The State of Illinois was poised to enter Phase IV of recovery, which would allow businesses like Recess to open after the two month shutdown.

Our Solution

The solution was clear.  We would build upon the momentum from 2019, and partner again with the technical staff and management at Atomic Hospitality, to design systems that meet their practical needs and provide the optimal coverage for sound and wireless access.  We were already planted firmly within the Q-SYS Ecosystem at City Hall, next door.  So, we opted for AcousticDesign Surface Mount Speakers and CX-Q Series network amplifiers.  They feature FlexAmp™ and FAST (Flexible Amplifier Summing Technology™), which combine to provide extreme flexibility in output deployment.  These two technologies enable far more fluid power distribution and ultimately decrease system cost by reducing wasted power and channels, while removing the need to specify multiple amplifiers with different power ratings in a multi-zone installation.  We had the plan; we just needed to deploy it expeditiously.

The Results

We are proud of our partnership with Atomic Hospitality and our work on their distinctive spaces, City Hall and Recess.  The 14,000 square feet of space make Recess bar and patio the quintessential outdoor space in Chicago.  Space has always been at a premium in this great city, however during the Covid era, space is essential.  At Recess, patrons are able to dine and enjoy refreshing libations at a safe distance from other patrons, all while taking in unique views of the Chicago skyline.  The style of decor is also remarkable and fitting considering the building’s history.  It was formerly a Ryder truck maintenance facility.  You’ll see and hear our work lining the shipping containers thoughout the patio.  We are vastly pleased to be part of the epic outdoor dinning experience and the industrial elegance that is Recess.

Services:

  • Project Management
  • System Design
  • Skilled Labor
  • Logistic Support

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