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ITALIAN Restaurant Plan For Vacant Paisley Road West Premises

AN Italian restaurant is being proposed for an office building in Crookston that has been empty for more than 10 years.

Glasgow City planners are being asked to approve a change-of-use application by Ristorante Leonardo’s Ltd for 2375 Paisley Road West, at the junction with Crookston Road.

The eaterie would have seating for 60. Proposed opening hours are noon to 11pm, Monday to Sunday.

The building was originally constructed for a bank/insurance company in the 1930s and was later used as the offices for Grady & Co. Solicitors. The premises have remained unoccupied since 2006.

A document submitted on behalf of the applicant states: “The proposal envisages the creation of an Italian-themed restaurant operated by an experienced company with a similar well-established and successful business in Hamilton.

“This unique little building occupies a prominent position on a busy junction. This is an ideal opportunity to regenerate an unused existing building and at the same time provide a valuable service to the surrounding, largely residential, area.”

The application is pending assessment by officials.