Plans to convert an old bakery into a 130-seat seafood restaurant have been submitted to planners.
Castle Bakery was established in Beaumaris in 1885 and over the following 131 years built a chain of stores in the area that served over a million customers a year.
But, in February 2016, workers learned that its stores in Caernarfon, Bangor, Menai Bridge and Holyhead, as well as the flagship store in Beaumaris, were all going to close.
Almost three years later, the historic bakery could now find a new lease of life after submitting an application for the former Beaumaris store at 9 Castle Street.
The plans are to join it with a vacant unit next door to create a new restaurant, which has been described as a long-standing ambition of the Justagin Ltd. candidates.
According to the company, the plan is to showcase Welsh vendors while preparing seafood Boston and New England style in the United States.
The design and access statement accompanying the application states: “Our company, Justagin Ltd, currently operates three thriving restaurants on Anglesey, a newly opened delicatessen and pastry shop in Beaumaris, and a fourth restaurant in the nearby town of Menai Bridge. .
“Our experience with local business models has enabled us to identify a gap in the market for this concept, which is a long-standing ambition of ours and has been in development for the past 10 years.
The development would also include a take-out area, and applicants say this would create a number of local jobs.
Their statement said: “One fishmonger per day would help prepare the seafood we offer in the restaurant and be opened as a retail outlet which is in high demand in the area.”
There is currently only one partition separating the old Castle Bakery from the unit next door that once housed Ruby Mae’s Pop-up American Diner, but is also now empty.
If approved, this wall would be removed, with the new restaurant occupying the entire building.
The move comes just weeks after Gwynedd council planners approved a change in the use of the former Castle bakery on Pool Street in Caernarfon to three residential units and a smaller store on the ground floor.
The management of Castle Bakery has never explained the reason for the sudden closure of the business.
They did, however, place a message in the store windows of Bangor and Caernarfon to thank customers for their support.
Anglesey Council planners are expected to make a decision in due course.