THE LA VITA restaurant chain has made moves to take over a premises in the city's Baillieston.

The city eatery - who own Spuntini in Gordon Street and Byres Road, La Vita in Bishopbriggs and George Square, and Piccolino e Vino in Newton Mearns, want to open up another La Vita restaurant later this year or early 2022 according to their website.

The Italian food specialists have asked the city council for permission to use premises on 175 Baillieston Road as a restaurant with front terrace.

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The project - if approved - would also have a hot food takeaway linked to the restaurant and bakery as well as a function suite.

The premises is part of the CO-OP superstore which was previously granted permission to subdivide the shop into separate units with varying uses.

La Vita said they would employ 14 full-time staff and eight part-time staff for the restaurant alone as well as other staff for the other parts of the business.

The hours of operation would vary for each part of the business but the restaurant could open 11 am to 11.30 pm Sunday to Thursday and 11 am to midnight Friday and Saturday.

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A planning statement said: "The site is near the junction of Baillieston Road and Barrachnie Road which is a local shopping and leisure hub.

"The premises is part of a CO-OP superstore that had received permission to subdivide the shop into separate units with varying uses."

It added: "The client has several La Vita restaurants throughout the city and always ensures that the exteriors have outstanding floral displays and seasonal decorations."

The last date for comments for the planning application is

Monday, July 5 and a decision is expected by city planners on the proposal by Friday, August 6.