MYSTERY surrounds a sign for a restaurant firm in Lowesmoor.

The sign in Silver Street says: "Site acquired by your local Munchies". 

Worcester News has contacted the restaurant however nobody was available for a comment. 

Munchies already has a chicken takeaway in the city not far from the sign at 48 Lowesmoor.

Worcester News: SIGN: Munchies sign up in Silver StreetSIGN: Munchies sign up in Silver Street (Image: Sam Greenway/Newsquest)

The site received planning permission in 2018 for a five-storey city centre apartment block. 

In the original approved application permission was given to use the ground floor as a shop, restaurant, bar, pub or for professional and financial offices and for the remaining four floors to house 40 rooms as well as communal kitchens, bathrooms and toilets.

Worcester News: PLAN: An artist's impression of the apartment block planPLAN: An artist's impression of the apartment block plan (Image: Worcester City Council)

Plans to build office space and meeting rooms in the basement of the building were also included.

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However, developers Khalid Hussain later resubmitted the application with the hope to build a six-storey building – around 2.7 metres higher - but that was rejected by city planners. 

Building work never began and the site has sat empty ever since with boards carrying advertising surrounding it. 

It appears the Munchies sign has been up for a couple of years.