The Sunset Royale Night Club came to fruition in 1933 as an entertainment venue envisioned by Robert L. Saunders. Building upon the existing concrete block structure, the Sunset was enhanced to include a first-floor bar and lounge, second floor ballroom with a mezzanine level and elevated stage. It 1942 it was advertised in the nationally circulating Crisis magazine as the Sunset Auditorium, the largest fireproof dance hall in the state.