b'FACILITIESLGB | MSO | PIT | SFO 59The airport consequently added more seating, furniture andbuildings that fronted the area were replaced with glass doors that dining tables to accommodate the increased volume. Whateverenable the wine bar and restaurant to connect to the outdoor space. seating options we have made available have immediately been putRegional landscaping and new outdoor furnishings created an upgraded to good use, Guidry reports. Some of this is simply a desire tospace for dining and drinking while passengers wait to board.enjoy the sunshine. But I also believe the desire to socially distanceAt MSO, previous experience is pointing the way forward and to stay outside without needing to wear a mask is a strongregarding concessions. Currently, the airports vendor delivers motivating factor. food and beverages to the existing deck near Gate 3. The new deck, however, will be located right next to the vendors existing Alfresco Concessions restaurant/bar for greater ease. Moreover, it will be front and center On another front, outdoor spaces offer airports enticing opportunitiesas passengers enter the secure area. We have also designed an to increase revenue by supplementing or elevating their food andoutdoor fireplace and are working on ways to make it function year-beverage lineups. LGBs garden area, for instance, is flanked on tworound, adds Ellestad. sides by a variety of concessionaires, and all are local. Options include a full-service bar, a restaurant with table service, and counter serviceThe concessions program for PITs outdoor terraces is in the final for items such as bakery goods, tacos, burgers and freshly roastedplanning stages. As of late January, spaces were designated near coffee. As Guidry puts it: Seven local companiesterrace access points to allow food and beverages to be purchased provide food and beverages, while the gardenand consumed outdoors, but specific brands had not been itself provides a peaceful atmosphere andselected. Hoback notes that the lineup is being crafted to suit local unique Instagram-worthy setting for guests.guests.PIT has a particularly high percentage of meeters and greeters who enjoy picking up and dropping off loved ones, waiting Concessions are a key component to thefor them and seeing them off inside the terminal, he explains, Our outdoor area at LGB. Michael Bohn, seniorgoals for a modernized concessions program will accommodate principal of architecture firm Studio One Eleven,that unique occurrence here.explains that the solid walls of two concourseMICHAEL BOHN AirportImprovement.comMarch | April 2022'