A Northampton fireplace showroom is looking to become a "retail destination" by adding a 130-seater Italian restaurant to its outlet in Kingsthorpe.
Owners of A Bell and Co. Ltd has applied to convert the corner unit of
As part of the outline
But managing director Graham Jackson says the venue will, subject to planning permission, become a 130-seat Italian restaurant the plans are part of a much wider vision for the outlet.
The company is working with Italian chef Carmela Sereno Hayes and hopes to have the restaurant open by September 2017.
But he said the eatery is part of a much wider vision for the A Bell and Co site, which has expanded well beyond bespoke fireplaces in recent years.
He said: "We are not quite a showroom anymore here really, we have added so many things we are bordering on becoming a home department store.
"We have a cafe, a
Mr Jackson said A Bell and Co owns two-and-half acres of land around the current site, which it could expand into.
Future plans include a delicatessen and increasing its