A national contemporary cafe bar chain has applied to open a branch at a key leisure site in Corby.
The former Rubix nightclub, which was shut down last year, in Corporation Street looks set to become a chic bar owned by the Loungers chain.
It has been given the working name of the Paletto Lounge - an Italian word which means peg.
The chain owns more than 75 Lounges and Cosy Clubs around the country.
The unit on the corner of George Street and Corporation Street has been the subject of much speculation by local people during the past few months.
It is in a prime position in Corby’s new leisure quarters opposite the Savoy Cinema and surrounded by restaurants.
Now a premises licence has been submitted to Corby Council.
Loungers was started by three pals who opened their first bar in Bristol in 2002 and has rapidly expanded to open bars around the country.
They run the Kino Lounge in Kettering and the Cosy Club in Stamford.
Their next bar is set to open soon in the former McDonald’s in Wellingborough.
The venues open for brunch which includes dishes like chorizo hash and bubble and squeak.
The lunch and dinner menus include tapas, burgers and sandwiches.
There are also two children’s menus plus an extensive range of wine and cocktails.
The chain wants to serve alcohol from 10am to 11pm from Sunday to Wednesday and from 10am to midnight on Thursday to Saturday.
There is also an application for late-night food to be served from 11pm until 11.30pm during the week, and from 11pm until 12.30am from Thursday to Saturday.
The full application can be viewed at the Corby Cube.
It is understood that final agreements have not yet been signed by the leaseholders Sovereign Estates although negotiations are believed to be in the final stages.