St. Clair Country Club
Upper St. Clair, Penn.
As the dining patterns of its members
shifted, St. Clair Country Club’s team
thought the offerings should change too.
Moving away from formal, programmed
dining, the club now has family-focused,
multi-functional spaces fit for those who
want to grab a bite without a reservation.
Staying within the footprint of the
existing clubhouse, the planning and
design team at Chambers, a Baltimore-based design company, rebalanced the
spaces to add a pub-style bar and create
a distinct shift between the adult casual
and family casual spaces.
In the first six months, there was a 41
percent increase in utilization. Members
responded positively to the casual dining options with an 18. 3 percent increase
in covers and an overall 32. 3 percent
increase in food & beverage revenue.
One of the most sought-after features is
the wine program.
“Prior to the renovations, the club’s
dining spaces had 96 wine lockers total,
with 40 members on a waiting list. As
part of the renovations, 102 wine lockers
were added for a total of 198 lockers,” the
entry reads. “All 198 wine lockers sold
out on the day the club re-opened, and
within the first six months of operation,
the wait list grew to 30 members.”
A more efficient use of space has led to
an increase in seating, from 260 prior to
the renovation to 304.
St. Clair’s adult
casual dining area