New £1.5m drive-thru coffee shop development proposed For Greenock

Proposed site development

PLANS have been submitted to Inverclyde Council planners for a £1.5 million drive-thru coffee shop development in Greenock.

Dalglen Investments, owned by local businessmen Sandy and James Easdale, are hoping to build the single-storey drive-thru building on the main arterial A8 route into Greenock town centre.

Should it get the go-ahead It would create a mixture of 40-50 full and part-time jobs.

Sandy and James Easdale, Dalglen Investment directors, who bought the land from Scottish Enterprise in 2018, said:

“This is an exciting proposal to bring back into active use a brownfield site which has been vacant for many years, something also recognised in Inverclyde Council’s Vacant and Derelict Land Report. 

“Despite previously being in the ownership of Scottish Enterprise, whose principal aim is economic development, the site has failed to attract any substantial development interest for over two decades.

“We, therefore, have submitted this plan with the aim to both secure fresh inwards investment into Inverclyde and to support economic prosperity and we ask that the Council considers the opportunity it presents.

“This development would provide a significant economic boost to Greenock and the location in particular, which will support the multiple businesses nearby who are currently lacking in provisions within walking or cycling distance.

“We believe this is a fantastic opportunity to secure a marquee tenant, and interest has been strong from several national retailers should this be approved.”

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