Proposals have been lodged by an oil entrepreneur to turn a disused Aberdeen supermarket into a coffee shop.
The shop at 70 Countesswells Road has lain vacant for two years since the closure of a Morrisons store.
Now businessman Neil Glover, director of engineering firm Swell X, has submitted a planning application to transform it into a cafe named Figment.
Swell X was founded in 2012 and has an international office in Aberdeen and a base in Houston, Texas.
Mr Glover hopes to supply locally-sourced seasonal food and speciality coffee beans roasted on site as well as providing inside and outside seating.
In the application he wrote: “We believe that our plans and approach to business will add value to the community
“Having been vacant for such a long time some aspects of the building are beginning to look a little run down and being such a prominent building we feel we can significantly improve the aesthetics of the building and of the local area.
“We intend to unblock the windows and create an attractive shop frontage that will have an immediate positive impact and make the building a prominent and positive part of the neighbourhood.”
It is proposed that the shop would be open from 7.30am to 7.30pm seven days a week, with the potential to extend opening times to 10pm as a licensed premises.
Mr Glover added: “It will bring a much needed neighbourhood coffee shop and meeting place for the local community which currently has nothing like that.
“In addition it will provide local employment opportunities for full and part time staff.
“We intend to adapt our opening hours to suit the community.”
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