With COVID-19 cases at record-high levels in B.C. and new restrictions in place, a Victoria business has gotten a little creative when it comes to outdoor dining.
QV Cafe and Bakery, located on the corner of Government and Fisgard streets, recently installed three dome-shaped structures called Wigloos over tables and chairs on their outdoor patio.
The geodesic domes fit between four to six people, are approximately 10 feet in diameter and will be sanitized after each seating.
Channing Qian, owner of QV Cafe and Bakery, told CHEK on Saturday that they have been getting lots of positive feedback about the domes. He also said other restaurants may want to consider purchasing them, adding that they can sell them to businesses that are interested.
“I think a lot of business owners would need these types of solutions,” he said, later adding. “We are going to sell these domes if people want to buy them.”
According to Wigloo’s website, the domes are made with steel stainless pipes and “hot-dip galvanized” pipes and covered with white PVC fabric. They can be customized for any size and sell for as much as $4,200 each depending on the size.
The domes, however, have been a bit controversial in other cities where they have appeared, due to concerns about the lack of ventilation.
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