CITY planners are being asked to allow restaurants to open at two empty warehouses in Tradeston, Glasgow.
The eatery proposed for the ground floor at 136 Nelson Street would offer an ethnic menu based on flavours of the Caribbean.
The three-storey property dates from the early 1900s and was originally a light bulb factory. It is accessed via a pend from Nelson Street and has dedicated parking on its gable facing West Street.
A submission from Bennett Developments and Consulting on behalf of the applicant states: “There are already a number of popular restaurants in the area and, whilst the area is not endowed with buildings of architectural importance, the presence of these restaurants and the honest fabric of the buildings which are echoes of the area’s past, all contribute to the ambience.”
It continues: “This site is particularly interesting in that it reflects the golden age of the Tradeston area with pends and alleyways adding to the dynamic thrust of the area.
“Whilst the building cannot be seen from Nelson Street, the access to the building via the pend will add an extra dimension to the experience.”
Meanwhile, an application has been made to use the ground floor of 48 Tradeston Street as a restaurant.
It would have capacity for up to 70 people.
Both proposals are under consideration by Glasgow City Council officials.