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28 February 2022

The former Convivio restaurant in Chester city centre could soon receive a new lease of life.

Plans have been submitted to Cheshire West and Chester Council to restore the Grosvenor Street building and convert it into three separate offices.

Applicants Base Architects are seeking a change of use for the 19th century Gothic Grade II*-listed building, which they say is vacant and deteriorated since it closed in 2018, from 'restaurant and entertainment venue' into office space and storage.

Convivio had previously been known as Paparazzi, later Pastarazzi Ristorante.

The applicants say the new three office units would provide the city centre with "the type of affordable office space that Chester city centre is in need of, whilst also providing the building with a new lease of life, as currently it stands empty and there is a concern that if it remains empty this heritage asset will further deteriorate."

Read more at: Chester Standard