Liverpool’s Olive restaurant could be replaced by a Blackhouse seafood and steakhouse eatery under new plans.
Parent company Living Ventures, which also operates Blackhouse, has revealed proposals to rebrand the venue and expand it into the upper ground floor.
Blackhouse serves lunch, dinner, coffee and alcoholic beverages, billing itself as a “proper food” establishment. It has sites in Manchester, London, Leeds and Glasgow, and recently closed down a Chester branch.
The new Liverpool restaurant will operate out of the Grade II-listed 25-27 Castle Street, with Living Ventures aiming to renew the necessary planning permission and listed building consent required to run a food and drink venue at the heritage structure.
A report issued to Liverpool City Council reads: “The unit will be operated as a Blackhouse, part of the Living Ventures Group, a well-known and highly respected North West business chain, which operates a mixture of high class restaurants and bars.
“The works will enable the upper ground floor to be brought back into use and are necessary for the space to function effectively for its approved use as a restaurant. Thus, the works will enable the listed building to support a viable business, which will in turn, secure the long term upkeep of the building.”