Panama Joe's Now Open in Long Beach

Vanrooy Creative Group, a unique design firm based in Southern California started in 2007 by Christine and Jerry Van Rooy is bringing Panama Joe's to Long Beach—a 5,100-square-foot restaurant/bar inspired by Panama and the California beach culture with Hacienda style architecture interiors.

Vanrooy used natural materials like white washed woods (sandblasted existing historical wood and refinished it with a natural sun-bleached finish) and plaster walls; with an overall color palette of white and natural woods with light grey walls with bronze accents and bright, open, Southern Central American beach environment achieved with Palecek chairs, custom booths, butcherblock tables, Spanish chandeliers, LED theatrical lighting, brass metal accents, and Panama inspired wall coverings.

The restaurant serves Mesquite Mexican broiler and fresh coastal flavors cuisine, seating a total of 100 in the bar, 68 in the main dining and 14 in the VIP/private dining room. As well as 30 in their interior patio and 16 in their exterior patio, space that is open up to the exterior facing 2nd street, creating an indoor outdoor environment throughout.

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