New plans have been lodged to establish a restaurant in the former Aberdeen department store Esslemont and Macintosh.
The famous E&M building was a feature of the city centre at 26-30 Union Street for 134 years, but has lain empty since closing in 2007.
In July, developers Castlecall ditched plans to turn the building into a luxury hotel amid concerns over the state of the city's hospitality sector following the oil downturn.
But the developers have now lodged a fresh application with council planners which includes an eatery on at least one floor of the seven-storey building.
This listed building consent application requests permission to replace doors and windows at ground-floor level and the installation of a new fire escape.
Their application also states: "The work would also include the “removal of internal stair and replacement of dormers to provide for use as restaurant”.
There is still no indication of which restaurant would occupy the space and no further details have been released on future plans for the rest of the building.
At the time of writing, Castlecall had not responded to STV's requests for further information.