Renovating awnings at the Thirst Bar


Renovating awnings has been a staple of Deans work since we first started to install them back in the 1800s and these traditional Deans shop blinds at the Thirst Bar in London’s Soho district are typical. Renovating awnings of all types is carried out by our own factory crafts people and the installation by trained, experienced, awning installation engineers. Renovating awnings can be as simple as installing a new cover or as complex as producing new parts to replace those damaged by storm or, on occasion, vehicular contact. Renovating awnings is not a job to be taken lightly, the older products, such as the Deans shop blind, contain very heavy coil springs which, if not handled correctly, can cause physical harm. In respect of more modern systems it may be necessary for our onsite staff to identify the more complex automatic controls so that these can be repaired, or replaced, with correctly specified parts.  On occasion parts may not be available and we will do our best to manufacture new components but, in the extreme, replacement may be the only option. Re-branding old awnings is an essential part of the process and the RAGS® branding system we employ at Deans ensure acculturate logo reproduction.

The Thirst Bar  is a popular, West End late night independent cocktail bar situated on the corner of Greek Street and Bateman Street in the heart of Soho. The bar is  split over two floors; the  ground floor being devoted to a space for quiet drinking and relaxing with lots of seating and access to the outside area, popular with after work drinkers. Upstairs has more of a late night vibe with DJ hosted music and a fun dance floor.  It is possible to make reservations and these should best be done by consulting the web site.

Greek street is thought to have got its name from a Greek church that was built in 1677 in adjacent Crown Street, now part of the west side of Charing Cross Road. The church is referred to  in William Hogarth’s ‘Noon’ from Four Times of the Day. The street contains many  houses from the 18th century and earlier, however, most of the street has a mainly 19th-century appearance.

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