A FORMER travel agents which closed during the pandemic could be turned into a licensed restaurant if city planners approve the move.

The empty unit, which once housed STA Travel, could be amalgamated with another premises on George Street to create the restaurant with takeaway near the University of Strathclyde.

The move comes after we reported that the firm - which was popular with students - ceased trading citing the coronavirus pandemic as the reason.

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STA Travel, who had been going for 50 years, previously said the pandemic had brought its industry to a "standstill".

They were known for being a student travel business and specialised in trips for young people, including gap years and volunteer projects.

Now new plans for their premises reveal the restaurant - if approved - would operate seven days from 9am to midnight, and 1am at weekends.

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The works involved in creating the new restaurant would include refitting and combining 120 and 122 George Street to create a single unit. A new shop front and level access ramp would also be built.

No details were provided on what type of cuisine would be on offer at the restaurant which is also close to the city's George Square.

The last date for comments on the planning application is September 20.

A decision is expected to be made by city planners by October 15.