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Final hurdle cleared for Nardinis
Nardini's in Largs (Picture courtesy of Undiscovered Scotland)
Nardini's in Largs (Picture courtesy of Undiscovered Scotland)
Nardini's famous seaside cafe could reopen early next year after an agreement cleared the last hurdle in the way of restoration work.

North Ayrshire Council, Nardini's and developers have reached an agreement that will see the art deco ice cream parlour open in February 2007.

The council agreed planning permission for the project and retirement flats on land behind the landmark building.

Money from the sale of the land will part-fund Nardini's restoration.

Ian Mackay of North Ayrshire Council, said: "Nardini's has always been a distinguished feature of Largs' seafront.

"Its restoration will ensure it will continue to contribute to the enjoyment of residents and visitors to the town."

Nardini's closed in 2004 after occupying the seafront location for almost 70 years.

A rescue plan was hatched last year with partial demolition of the building and land sold for flats to allow the cafe to re-open.

The cafe was a popular stop off point for thousands of Glasgow Fair holidaymakers.

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