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Lunya could be heading to Albert Dock

Popular restaurant, bar and deli Lunya could be about to open a new branch in Liverpool.

The multi-award winning independent business, which launched in the city in 2010, has submitted plans for ‘Lunya lita’ at Albert Dock.

Baltic Triangle-based Different Studio has submitted proposals to Liverpool City Council on behalf of Lunya Ltd which could see a former Costa Coffee unit at the historic Liverpool landmark become its second city location.

If approved, plans for Unit 5 at Britannia Pavilion show that ‘Lunya lita’ would cover the former coffee shop on the ground floor, as well as the former office space on the mezzanine level above.

A document included with the planning application reads: “The ‘minor’ works to be carried out on Unit 5 (ground floor and mezzanine), enable the tenant to provide a viable commercial use within the premises that falls within the approved A3 (food and drink) use which is granted.

“The works as a whole are considered to make no changes to the external appearance of the historic asset.”

Founded by Peter and Elaine Kinsella, Lunya is the couple’s homage to Catalunya and Spain. According to its website, it’s the UK’s largest online Spanish deli with over 1,300 different products.

Originally based on College Lane, the resturant, bar and deli relocated to a larger unit on Hanover Street in October 2017.

Replacing Thai eatery Busaba opposite BBC Radio Merseyside, Lunya’s new home allowed it to expand its deli and hold more food and wine tasting evenings.

About Author: Lawrence Saunders

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