A new restaurant could soon be moving in to an historic Coney Street shop.
Plans are in to turn what was The Perfume Shop at number 32 into a place to eat and drink.
Edinburgh-based UKBar Ltd have proposed turning the ground floor retail space into a restaurant, with a food preparation area and toilets on the first floor.
“A previously blocked up window in the 20th century extension to the rear of the building will be reinstated with a new wheelchair accessible door to be installed for access to the rear of the building,” the plans say.
“There will be a new bar area and salad bar/hot and cold buffet display cabinets to the front of the restaurant with additional dining and an accessible toilet to the rear.”
There will be no changes to the front, except for redecoration. At the back, a new ventilation duct will be added.
Number 32 Coney Street is Grade II listed. Dating back to 1600, it was originally a family home. The premises were altered in the 18th and 19th centuries, with the shopfront added in the 20th century.
In years past, it was home to:
- 1829 – William Scruton, grocers and tea dealers
- 1861 – William Hirstwood, china dealer
- 1885-1896 – John Mellor, china and glass dealer
- 1921 – Mellor & Co, china dealers.
You can read the full planning application here.