Plans have been filed to transform an empty town centre shop into a bar.

The vacant site on St Nicholas Street in Diss used to be occupied by interior design firm Rooms With A View.

After the business relocated, Mr Chris Gissing spotted an opportunity to transform the empty shop into a bar.

According to the documents he plans to name the business "The Quarter Bar".

The design and access statement reads: "From my market research I believe the bar I would like to open will enhance what Diss has to offer, keeping more people from the town in the town and encouraging people from outside to come in and visit."

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The empty shop is a grade II listed building and sits in the heart of the Heritage Triangle of Diss - an area of historic old buildings that is popular with visitors.

Mr Gissing says he hopes to "tastefully" decorate the building, though and will not alter the way in which the building looks from the outside and decorate the interior for the "longevity of the building".

He also wants to insert a partition wall in the existing bathroom to form cubicles.

Eastern Daily Press: The vacant shop on St Nicholas Street which could become a bar in DissThe vacant shop on St Nicholas Street which could become a bar in Diss (Image: Google)