Hopes have been raised that one of Nottingham's main tourist attractions could reopen.
The Tales of Robin Hood in Maid Marian Way closed at the end of 2008, leaving the city without a centre devoted to its most famous figure.
Now Planning Solutions Limited, which recently bought the Bass museum in Burton on Trent, is looking at reopening the centre.
The plans are believed to include live actors and animatronic figures.
At the time of its closure, the attraction blamed its problems on a 300% rent rise but the owners of the site, Tesco, denied this.
At the time the city council said it could not put money into the attraction.
Instead it created the Sheriff's Commission to find a way of making the most of Robin Hood in the city.
Planning Solutions Limited, which specialises in visitor attractions, has been in negotiations with Tesco for some months.