Melt Restaurant


Project Location

Center Valley, PA


Howard Kulp Architects, PC



Case Study: Melt Restaurant

Located in suburban Center Valley, Pennsylvania, Melt is a chic dining destination known for contemporary Italian cuisine in an atmosphere that’s distinctly “New York-style driven” according to Melt’s architect, Howard Kulp, RA.

Looking for a way to expand their seating, Melt worked with Howard Kulp Architects – designers of the original two-floor restaurant – to add additional seating and draw more patrons from the nearby communities and its host shopping center. The new main attraction? Level 3 – a lounge located on the rooftop of Melt, says Kulp.

"The bar was enclosed, but the other half of the rooftop was outside and opens to the elements,” Kulp explains. “We selected NanaWall for its ability to make the space more usable. We didn't look at other wall products because frankly there weren't any other solutions that offered what NanaWall did.”

"NanaWall provided the answer to the issue of the outdoor elements and gave us the opportunity to create a unique and stunning rooftop lounge that dramatically morphs from indoors to outdoors, instantly."

Creating a Flexible Solution

Specifically, Kulp and his project team selected NanaWall’s HSW60 – an aluminum-framed, single-track sliding system with open corners – to transform the formerly unusable space into a year-round, sophisticated nightlife destination.

According to Melt owner, George Paxos, the system has been a success. “The NanaWall is a wonderful tool, enabling us to accomplish our goal of creating the experience of a relaxing evening for our guests, whether the weather is cooperative or not, by simply opening and closing the wall,” says Paxos.

“Being in the northeast with unpredictable weather, the NanaWall allows our guests to experience the outdoors even when the wall is closed,” Paxos adds.

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