ONE of the prime restaurant locations in the city is expected to reopen after permission was lodged to develop at the unit which once housed Luigi Malone’s.
Z-we-ton has announced its intention to apply to remodel the existing front of the currently derelict restaurant front, including the provision of a new outdoor smoking area, and a new shop front.
Although Z-we-ton, - which has three ‘Asian Fusion’ restaurants in the city - has applied for planning permission, it is unclear whether this brand will open in the unit left vacant by Luigi Malone’s, which closed in January this year due to financial difficulties.
The unit is below the popular Jasmine Palace Chinese restaurant.
Limerick City south councillor Ger Fahy welcomed the planning application, and he hopes it will attract more people into the city centre. “Any new businesses starting up here is more than welcome. We have plans to continue the pedestrianisation of O’Connell Street, so we need to have the right infrastructure and right atmosphere to make it more user friendly. The last thing we want is vacant premises.”
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