New city centre pizzeria and coffee shop plans get go-ahead

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Plans to turn a former bank in Nottingham city centre into a hospitality venue have been given the go-ahead.

David Hallam of Grey Duck has got the nod from Nottingham City Council to turn the former TSB branch on Low Pavement into a coffee shop and pizza restaurant.

Plans show a cafe called Public to the front of the ground floor and a restaurant called Peter Pizzeria to the rear of the Grade II building, which was built by Thomas Hawksley in 1836 for the Nottingham Savings Bank.

The ground floor of the building has been empty for almost three years, since TSB announced it was closing the branch. The upper floors house flats.

Peter Pizzeria already has venues in Leicester and Loughborough.

The news comes just days after Sports Direct said it was opening a new store just around the corner on Lister Gate in the former H&M unit.