From Sloppy’s to the Panorama Music House, one downtown Lake Charles restaurant is getting a big remodel.
The sign, previously the Panorama Burger House sign, was removed from it’s old home at the corner of Bilbo and Mills Street, and refurbished as the Panorama Music House.
“When we found out the building was for sale, we knew we wanted to turn it into something,” Jay Ecker said, one of the Panorama partners. “We toyed with a few different names, and then when we found out we could buy the actual sign, that’s when we put the whole concept of Panorama Music House together.”
After Sloppy’s closed, no one was quite sure what would become of the downtown space on Broad Street.
That is, until Ecker walked in.
“Well, it all started with music for me, and then I just got drawn into the whole restaurant thing, just because it goes hand in hand,” Ecker said. “You know, for music to exist, venues have to exist.”
Ecker said the goal isn’t just to bring local bands to his restaurant, but to promote music as a feature for all of downtown.