Work is underway to transform the former Lloyds bank on the Bailgate into a new fish and chip restaurant and takeaway.
The Elite on the Bail, which will serve a varied seafood menu on certain days of the week, will open later this year and create 40 new jobs in the area for 16 full-time and 24 part-time staff.
It will also be recruiting for three new friers soon to be trained at its Lincoln restaurant and takeaway on Tritton Road before moving to the Bailgate when it opens later this year.
It will offer traditional fish and chips in both the 80-cover restaurant and the takeaway, which will be accessible from a separate entrance on St Paul’s Lane.
Adrian Tweedale, Co-Director at The Elite Fish & Chip Company, said: “It has taken a lot of work but we are delighted that The Elite on the Bail is moving forward. So far the renovations are looking beautiful and we can’t wait to take the next step as a company.
“Taylor Lindsey, who own and have refurbished the building, have been fantastic in helping us to achieve our goals and we are now planning the next stage – a 12-week long fit out process to transform the space into an upmarket restaurant and takeaway.”
The Elite Fish & Chip Company, which celebrated 30 years in business in 2018, was recently named as national champions in the food and drink category at the National Family Business Awards.
During its 30-year history the company has expanded to three restaurants and takeaways in Ruskington, Sleaford and Lincoln.
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