Since 1949, situated on the coast of Lake Michigan, at the edge of Sister Bay in Door County, sits “that place with the goats on the roof”. More specifically, Al Johnson’s is an authentic Swedish, family-owned restaurant and lodging, that stays true to the traditions of pancakes, Swedish meatballs and a variety of hot and cold plates. However, despite the delicious food, décor and young ladies in Scandinavian garb, the main attraction here is the peculiar sight of the rooftop goats, and there is no better place to take it all in than at Al Johnson’s Stabbur Beer Garden.
|Products ||6 Bay Aluminum Structure with Retractable Roofs/Gutters |
|Project Year ||2018 |
|Location ||Sister Bay, Wisconsin, USA |
|Services ||Site Assessment, Installation |
|Fabric ||Ferrari Buttercup |
|Powder Coat ||Ochre Brown |
Located next to the restaurant, the ‘Stabbur,’ which means ‘storehouse’ in Norwegian, is a handcrafted log building that serves an array of beers and cocktails. Famous for fish fry’s, live music and a ‘Stabbur’ specific menu, the venue is nothing less than the summertime institution in Wisconsin. For the Johnsons, each of their two hundred and fifty patio guests is considered family during their time on the farm, and like any good host, providing comfort is a priority. So, after years of maintaining tradition, Al Johnson’s Stabbur is embracing a bit of modern world convenience by reaching out to ShadeFX for the ultimate sun and rain protection.
Tasked with making each chair on the 2200 square foot patio a relaxed one, ShadeFX devised a 6 Bay Aluminum Structure with Retractable Roof and Gutters. In order to match the traditional aesthetic, all components were coated with an Ochre Brown, and the canopy fabric, a Ferrari Buttercup. To ensure a seamless transition, the ShadeFX team conducted the onsite assessment, delivery, and installation, while also treating themselves to some of those world-famous Swedish meatballs. Now, regardless of hot weather or rainy days, ‘Skål’ can be heard coming from the ‘Stabbur,’ overtop the grazing goat rooftops and out into Lake Michigan.