A FORMER photographic studio in Carlisle could be turned into a juice bar.

Plans have been submitted to the city council to transform the old Aperture studio, on Corporation Road, into a juice bar.

It would employ one full-time and one part-time member of staff.

Aperture moved outside the city to a new studio at Harker earlier this year, while barber Bill

Finlayson, who had his business next door to Aperture,

relocated to Sweeney’s, off Victoria Place.

Meanwhile, there is further good news in the city centre, with the announcement two new tenants are moving into The Lanes Shopping Centre.

Holly Woodhead, marketing manager for The Lanes, said: “We can confirm that we have two new tenants.

“The old Fat Face unit on Scotch Street has now been let to a phone accessory company – Fone Plus.

“The downstairs of Toni & Guy - which looks onto Lowther Street - has now been let to a ladies

clothing company and will be called Crème de la Crème.”

Toni & Guy closed its doors suddenly in August 2015, after 15 years trading in The Lanes.

In other exciting steps forward, work has also begun to

transform the former New Look building on Scotch Street into three separate shop units.

River Island and Deichmann Shoes are already confirmed

tenants and will move into the units later this year.

A third unit, which is hoped will be home to a food and drink retailer, remains vacant.

There is another new vacancy in Grapes Lane, as Swarovski crystal - which opened in the shopping centre four years ago - recently closed its shop in the retail centre.

It is not known what prompted the decision.

Across the road from The Lanes, the former Gabriel Ruane hair salon at the corner of

Chapel Street and Lowther Street is also being let.

Agents Carigiet Cowen said: “The landlord has plans to refurbish the exterior of the

building later this year and, in addition, consideration will

be given to sub-dividing the

unit to create three rectangular units.

“[Each unit] would have their own access doors and toilets installed.”

The salon opened in 2017 but closed a few months later.