The Thames Valley Printers & Cartridges business at 225 Caversham Road in Reading is listed as permanently closed.
Now, a company called Nimal & Sons Limited has applied to sell alcohol on the premises from 8am to 11pm each day.
It is unclear whether the building will be converted into a convenience store, drinking venue or even a restaurant.
That’s because the only name for the premises is given as ‘No.225’, with no indication given of the nature of the business being provided.
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The building is located at the Caversham Road junction with Caversham Bridge and Waterman Place.
The area has a mix of existing dining, takeaway and convenience store businesses, with the closest being The Gorge Cafe located immediately next door.
The River Spice Indian restaurant is situated opposite in Waterman Place, and the stretch of Caversham Road is also home to The Moderation, Richfield Deli & Grill, five takeaways, two convenience stores and two restaurants.
Nimal & Sons Limited has submitted the licensing application to sell alcohol at the old printing store to Reading Borough Council.
You can comment, support or object to the application by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
The deadline for representations is Thursday, June 1.