CITY planners have agreed that a shop that’s been vacant for three years in Glasgow’s West End can be turned into a cafe/coffee bar.
Drawings submitted to the city council show that the premises at 58 Gibson Street will have seating for 32.
A supporting statement submitted with the application explained: “The property has now been empty for three years and the applicant has been approached by a successful operator wishing to take the lease for use as a small café which would provide employment for six people.
“Located within the heart of the student area of the West End and adjacent to the university, there is great demand for such outlets within the area, and this proposal will contribute to and complement other facilities.
“To bring this accommodation back into use would revitalise and enhance the local conservation area rather than serve as an ongoing blight.”
Details of the operator are not given. The menu will feature breakfast, light lunches and teas, snacks, pastries, cakes, biscuits, desserts, coffee and teas as well as soft drinks.
The statement pointed out: “As noted in the recent approval on appeal for Cottonrake at 717 Great Western Road, in which cooking facilities would be limited, similar limited cooking facilities are proposed here.”