Another choice that is increasing becoming popular is the telescopic patio umbrella. This simply means that the umbrella raises when it is opened or closed. And therefore, can close over tables or furniture. The benefit of this telescopic patio umbrella is that you do not have to move the tables or chairs in your restaurant prior to closing or opening the umbrella. This is especially important when thinking about buying a large centerpost umbrella, such as a 10×10 foot centerpost patio umbrella. As with an umbrella if this size you would need to clear the furniture every time you open and close the umbrella. The telescopic patio umbrella gives the ability for more restaurants to use large patio umbrella and maximize the table space with alot less work!