PLANNERS are being asked to agree that part of the long-vacant Tower Records building can be turned into two restaurants.
The proposal involves the ground floor, first floor and basement of the empty B-listed building on Argyle Street, beside the Central Station bridge, in Glasgow City Centre.
A planning statement submitted with the change-of-use application explains: “The property at 217 Argyle Street is an attractive Venetian-style, cast iron building.
“The property, all of which is in the ownership of the applicant, covers four floors and basement. It was previously occupied by Tower Records, the music company but was vacated 15 years ago and since that time, despite extensive marketing, has remained vacant.
“While the applicant owns the entire building, this application relates solely to the basement, ground and first floors. At this time there are no proposals for the upper floors.”
It continues: “The proposed development represents a wonderful opportunity to inject life into this attractive but vacant listed building.”
No details are given regarding what kind of restaurants they would be or if operators have been lined up.