Knowsley Council has confirmed ‘negotiations are nearing completion’ to turn Huyton Village’s former Natwest bank into a food and drink venue.
The proposed venture is said to be the third new bar, restaurant and café business in the pipeline for the village.
A new Turkish restaurant called Eton Place is due to open on Derby Road in the coming weeks, and The Coffee House is planning to launch along the street in the coming months.
According to the local authority: “In addition, negotiations are nearing completion for a bar/restaurant outlet in the former Natwest bank building.”
The former bank, which closed in 2017, has been used recently during some of last year’s Foodie Friday events (pictured), which ran between June and December.
Insight into its future comes as Knowsley Council reveals the results of a recent consultation over how the village centre could look in the coming years.
A large number of the 1,100 respondents said they wanted to see a better restaurant and café offer which could be extended into the evening, encouraging people to stay longer.
Calls for a better retail offer were also made in the survey amongst people living, visiting and working in Huyton.
Knowsley Council says it is currently sharing the village centre’s various retail and leisure opportunities with developers and operators who are encouraged to bring forward schemes.