The former home of fashion store Ted Baker in Birmingham city centre is to be transformed into a new restaurant for the Gourmet Burger Kitchen chain.
Ted Baker left the unit in New Street in 2014, since when it has been largely vacant except for a tenure by clothing shop Rich and Famous.
New plans have now been lodged with Birmingham City Council to turn the Grade II-listed building into a restaurant for the well-known chain.
Newly submitted planning documents said that, since Ted Baker vacated the unit, there had been "no serious interest" from retailers to take over the space on a permanent lease.
They added: "There has been positive interest from retail operators and consent is sought to pursue this use, to keep the unit occupied on a long-term basis."
Around 30 new full- and part-time jobs will be created at the new restaurant which is expected to seat at least 100 people.