Carlton pizza lovers will soon be able to enjoy a slice of Papa John’s as plans progress to transform a former betting shop into a new takeaway.
The pizza company has had planning permission granted to set up a new branch in the former Coral bookmakers at 18 Carlton Square.
The branch will be open from 11am to 11pm Sunday to Thursday and until 1am on Friday and Saturdays.
The company believes the new outlet could provide up to 20 full-time jobs for Carlton residents, with 10 part-time roles and 10 full-time roles.
The alterations and upgrades to the premises will be undertaken by local tradesmen ‘where possible’ to create some additional short term employment opportunities’.
Louise Thorn of Knights PLC, representing Papa John’s said the new restaurant would acts as a boost to the Carlton shopping centre.
She said: “The re-use of the vacant premises will bring a number of social and economic benefits to the local area.
“The proposed use will ensure an active frontage in an area where 3 continuous units are currently vacant, assisting in ensuring the continued vitality and viability of the shopping centre and ensure that the various complementary businesses within the shopping centre thrive.”
No opening date has yet been announced.