A weekly newspaper’s former offices could be turned into a noodle bar under new proposals.
Plans have been submitted for the previous headquarters of the Harborough Mail to be transformed into a restaurant capable of seating up to 60 diners.
The offices, on Northampton Road, Market Harborough, have been vacant since staff at the Johnston Press-owned title were moved to the base of its sister title the Northamptonshire Telegraph some 10 miles away in Kettering.
A change-of-use planning application has been submitted to Harborough District Council for the three-storey property by Leicestershire-based restaurateur Pennilai Rhodes.
In her submission to the council, the applicant states: “The location is considered ideal, being in close proximity to the centre of town.”
Staff left the site in March as part of JP’s rolling programme of office closures and moves.
The building had been the Mail’s home since the early 1960s.
Prior to that it was a base for Market Harborough Building Society.