October 19, 2015 08:00 ET

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--(Marketwired - Oct. 19, 2015) -

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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."

The enclosure at XFINITY Live! and Victory Beer Hall is one of many building projects that OpenAire has planned with The Cordish Companies over the last few years. The structure features some of OpenAire's signature design work. The lightweight, thermally-broken aluminum frame is maintenance-free and fully corrosion-proof, while the glass panels and retractable front bays let in natural light and ventilation, reducing the need for air conditioning and lighting. The all glazed roof and sidewalls allows passive solar gain during winter days which offsets some of the heating requirements. The result is a sturdy, spacious and unobtrusive design that will save XFINITY Live! a great deal on long term operating costs while providing a spectacular atmosphere and views of the city that guests will love. This combination of innovative modern architecture with a famous entertainment destination like XFINITY Live! is a sure recipe for a hit.

About OpenAire

OpenAire has been designing and manufacturing beautiful, high-quality, environmentally conscious retractable roof structures and skylights for over 25 years. We bring unique visions to life from initial design to installation, transforming buildings into sunlit spaces customers love. Our 600+ commercial projects include Zehnder's Splash Village in Frankenmuth MI, US; Aqua Sferra Water Park (the biggest aluminum dome in the world) in Donetsk, Ukraine; Tropicana Water Park in Stadthagen, Germany; the Rooftop Bar at the Refinery Hotel in New York City, and the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas.

Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, OpenAire has worked throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East. To learn more about OpenAire Inc.'s projects and capabilities, visit and follow us on For more details on this project, please e-mail

About The Cordish Companies

The Cordish Companies' origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies' prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family's core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit

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