Former Exeter women’s clothing store could change into restaurant or café

A former women’s clothing store in Exeter could be turned into a new restaurant or café.

An application has been submitted by Patrick Cunningham, director of Exeter Phoenix, for the conversion of the old Mounts Bay Trading Co store, located between Roly’s Fudge Pantry and the closed Aromatika beauty rooms.

Currently, the building at 85 Queen Street only has permission to be used for retail, but the change of use application would enable it would also be used for as a restaurants or café.

The plans would enable the building to not only be used for retail, but also for establishments that are for the sale of food and drink for consumption on the premises, such as restaurants, snack bars and cafes.

The application asks for permission for the change of use of the rear of the property at ground floor level.

No other details of the scheme are provided as part of the documents with the planning application submitted earlier in the week to Exeter City Council planners.

Exeter Phoenix chiefs said that they would ‘be making an announcement about this in due course’ when contacted by the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Mounts Bay Trading Co in Gandy Street closed for the final time in July.

The independent business shut its doors suddenly and all the remaining stock was moved to the company’s last-remaining branch in Penzance.

Exeter City Council will determine the fate of the application at a later date.

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