Plans have now been submitted for a European-style food hall inside the former House of Fraser building.
Plans include a dining area with communal tables and food market stalls from local independent food and beverage retailers.
The plans, submitted by building-owners Hammonds of Hull alongside operators Artisan Food Hall Hull, could create 40 full-time and 80 part-time jobs.
Eann Smith, of Artisan Food Hall said: “After months of preparation, we’re thrilled to have finally submitted the planning application for Artisan.
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“Set to be the first of its kind in the UK, we’re excited to bring this show-stopping concept to Hull, and what better location than the Hammonds of Hull iconic landmark building?
“We want to create a really exciting space for the city and we’re confident that, by working with the Hammonds of Hull landlords, we can turn this concept into a reality and bring new visitors into Hull as well as improving the offering for residents.”
Last month, Hull property firm Garness Jones was hired to oversee the redevelopment of the building and find businesses to take up space across the basement, ground and first floors of the building.