Commercial awnings serve a lot of purposes…
Commercial Awnings: A Place in the Shade
Arizona is famous for being one of the sunniest and hottest states in the United States. That’s where installing a commercial awning comes in handy. Let’s look at Lisa and Jorge again.
In our last article, we covered Lisa and Jorge. Lisa runs a flower shop and Jorge runs a dulceria (a candy store). Well, ever since Lisa installed a commercial awning at her shop, business has picked up. For one thing, it improved her visibility as well as added a touch of decor to her shop. But another benefit it provided is during the weekly farmer’s markets that are in the area. The farmer’s market brings in a few hundred people every Saturday, and these people are in no hurry to leave. As a result, shops throw open their doors wide. Lisa has a little commercial awning just to the left of her business, and puts some fresh flowers on the outside of her shop under her awning as well
“It gives people a great place to browse,” Lisa said, as we caught up with her, “And we’ve had more than a few people stop by when they see how pretty our flowers look, especially our long-stem roses and gladiolas.”
Lisa figures that she makes an extra $50-$100 every time there is a farmer’s market, and her commercial awning is a big reason why. But what about Jorge?
Sweets in the Shade
Even on Halloween in Arizona, it can be in the 90’s or even hotter. For something like chocolate, being exposed to something warmer than room temperature is enough to melt it into a sticky mess, and as for direct sunlight, that can be a bad thing too. That’s one thing that Jorge uses his commercial awning for. In addition to providing his sweet shop with some much needed visibility, it also provides something even simpler: shade. The shade helps to keep the sun off the picture window that’s up front where the display case with his wife Maria’s freshly made chocolate-covered strawberries sit.
“Everything had to be pulled back. Even in the morning it was just too hot,” Jorge told us as he was putting a rack of dulce pops out, “Now, we have more space, and have put in a few tables and chairs for people to sit.”
Can something so simple make a difference in a business? In a word, yes. So remember that your business needs signage, shade, and atmosphere as one of the many things necessary to not only do business but succeed. And a commercial awning in Phoenix provides all three.
Adobe Awning & Shade
3346 W Flower St
Phoenix, AZ 85017-4815