Plans have been lodged to turn part of a former shoe store into a coffee shop.
Proposals have been submitted to Aberdeen City Council for a Costa Coffee within the former Brantano outlet at the Beach Boulevard.
The retail unit has been empty since the Brantano store closed its doors in January 2016.
The discounted footwear retailer went into administration leading to a number of shops closing across the country.
The plans have been submitted by Standard Life Assurance which runs the retail park near Aberdeen beach.
If approved the unit would be divided into two shops with Costa entering one of the stores.
It is not known what would be in the other available outlet.
And outdoor seating would be installed if plans for the coffee shop went ahead.
The proposed Costa outlet could create 10 jobs, according to planning documents.
In a supporting statement for the application it said: “The retail park as a whole is well let, and enjoys high levels of occupancy.
“However Unit 1A has been vacant since January 2016 following the departure of the shoe retailer Brantano.
“Since that time, Coates & Co Property Consultants and Chartered Surveyors have been actively marketing Unit 1A for continued retail use in accordance with the current planning permission for the unit.
“Despite this ongoing marketing, there has been a lack of interest in the size of the unit for continued retail use. In order to secure an active use for part of the unit, Standard Life Assurance has agreed a lease for part of the unit for Costa Coffee for use as a coffee shop.
“The continuing vacancy of this high-profile unit is detracting from the vitality of the retail park.
“The proposed change of use and occupation by the Costa Coffee will therefore make a positive contribution to the amenity and offering of the retail park and the surrounding area by making a more effective and sustainable use of the existing units.”