New beginning for Little Chef: the dilapidated site to become cafe, farm shop and tourism hub

Matthew Jones Architects have assisted in obtaining planning permission for a new development on the A55 that will provide fresh jobs and could help revive a town as a tourist centre.

The Little Chef near Puffin roundabout in Penmaenmawr closed in January 2007, and since then the former restaurant next to the westbound carriageway has been an eyesore with metal shutters over the windows.
Now the site is to be redeveloped into a cafe, farm shop and tourism information centre with eight new jobs created.
The £225,000 project is being masterminded by the owners of Glasfryn Parc near Pwllheli and they hope to have the site open by next spring. They have been backed with £75,000 from the Welsh Government’s Economic Growth Fund.
Penmaenmawr councillor Ken Stevens is optimistic the project will bring a positive spin for the town.
“I have spoken to the developer and he seems to have a lot of good ideas for the site, which has been an eyesore on the town’s doorstep for too long.
“This is a holiday area, and the tourism information centre he plans will help highlight that. We’re also very grateful that there will be new jobs for local people,” he said.