It was once a place where all of Nottingham’s lace industry artefacts were housed under one roof.
Now the High Pavement Business Centre, which was formerly Nottingham’s Museum of Lace, is set to start a new era.
It is to become home to a high-end bar and restaurant called The Loom, which will double up as an entertainment venue and create 12 full-time and five part-time jobs.
Diners will be able to grab a bite to eat from the ‘contemporary British menu’ with ‘Mediterranean fusion and Asian inspiration’ while watching a drama performance or music on the purpose-built stage.
Food and drink critic Karl Routledge-Wilson, of Sherwood, said the addition of The Loom could make High Pavement a rival to Hockley.
He added that manager Christian Wiriazly is “very charismatic”, head chef Terry Hayfield is “one of Nottingham’s real up-and-coming stars” and Mr Heppel “is passionate about cocktails”.