Glass-paneled lift in Hopcat Restaurant, MO

Our thanks and appreciation go out to Bill Click and the rest of the great crew at Allrise Elevator Company, Inc. Their submission of photos from the Enclosure lift in University City, MO has earned them the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for October, 2018.





This project is located in Hopcat, a new brewery and restaurant in the city’s Delmar Loop, near the loop trolley, and the historic Theatre Tivoli. Set in a recently renovated historic building featuring wooden beams and expired brick, the standard champagne anodized aluminum material of the lift helps it to blend in with the environment. Together with the darker colors and textures of the wooden floors and stone walls, the Genesis Enclosure compliments the industrial aesthetic of the brewery. This project also features upgraded plexi-glass panels that help reflect natural light in this softly lit restaurant.

The enclosure lift is a clever option to use when a lift is required in an existing building that does not have a shaft way. In addition, the Genesis vertical lift is more cost-effective than an elevator and does not require a machine room. It also meets ADA requirements, which provides a viable option in public spaces.