The former Burton menswear premises at Middlegate, Penrith, is set to become an Eastern European food shop.
Extensive work is under way at the site, which is being turned into a new outlet for Polish grocery franchise, Food Plus, ahead of its opening at the end of this month.
Warren Ryan, of Penrith, who owns the business, already has the Food Plus store across the road, as well as shops in Kendal and Dumfries.
He said: “I really need the space. I’ve been looking for somewhere for the last two years and so when it became available, I leapt at