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.”
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. “Downtown has always been a place for music. This was the original Rikenjacks 20 years ago, which was a hub for music,” Ecker said. “And other downtown businesses, like Luna and Zephyr’s and Tia Juanita’s, are all bringing music to downtown. So, we want to be part of that whole scene.”
Ecker said he wants the restaurant to incorporate Lake Charles’ rich history. “We’re going to be working a lot with local artists, and we also are featuring historic downtown and Lake Charles venue names and names from the past on our menu items,” Ecker said.
(You can read the full story at KPLCTV)
Jay Ecker and Lake Charles Mayor Nick Hunter met on November 18, 2018 to discuss the plans for the Panorama Music House!
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