A NEW dining experience could be coming to Shawlands if planners approve a planning application.
Plans have been submitted to convert a vacant retail unit into a restaurant at 76 Kilmarnock Road. The proposal includes take-out meals, facade alternations and the erection of smoke pipes at the rear.
A planning brief reveals that the restaurant would occupy the ground floor of a two-storey commercial property that forms part of the larger Shawlands shopping centre. The premises have been vacant for some time and were previously occupied by a jeweler.
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If the accommodation request is approved, the restaurant will operate from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.
A planning statement said: “The proposed development represents a wonderful opportunity to provide a new dining experience at the Shawlands center and contribute to the range and variety of services, activities and experiences that the center can to offer.
“In most city centers there is social interaction and this would be supported by many bars, diners, bistros and restaurants feeding both the daytime economy but also the evening economy.
“In this regard, the proposed new restaurant will contribute to the supply of food products and in doing so, animate the streetscape, create a dynamic and interesting place and contribute greatly to the safety of the area by increasing pedestrian activity, particularly in the evenings and dark nights when the light from the windows will illuminate the area adding to its ambience.
“We believe this new venue will prove to be a positive addition to the range of services already available in the Shawlands area and will contribute to the overall Shawlands experience.”
A decision must be made on the plans by July 22 and the deadline for comments is July 4.
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Last month, The Glasgow Times reported on the public consultation on the proposed £68million center redevelopment.
Plans for the reimagined space were first shared by Arcade owners Clydebuilt LP, a joint venture between Strathclyde Pension Fund and Scottish property experts Ediston Real Estate in June last year.
We have also previously reported that developers hope to completely transform the area with a new shopping and entertainment district as well as housing.