Raymondo’s was run by Burslem-born artist Ray Jones, who inked prospects in Stone for greater than 15 years and died in April 2018.
Now the Oulton Highway studio may very well be transformed right into a retail premises after new change of use plans had been submitted to Stafford Borough Council.
A design and entry assertion submitted as a part of the newest utility stated: “The proposal seeks to maximise the potential of the constructing by way of delicate renovation and utilisation of the present business premises. It’s proposed that the property be used as retail premises, primarily providing child clothes and niknaks.
“The present premises has been vacant for roughly 30 months following the closure of the previous enterprise. The constructing is in a outstanding place on the nook of Longton Highway and Oulton Highway reverse the Bridge public home.
“The proposed change of use helps the council’s long run technique of offering a mixture of retail and social makes use of inside the Stone city space. The event is located inside a well-established retail and residential space bordering onto the historic a part of Stone’s Granville Sq. and Stonefield areas.”
In late 2019, plans had been put ahead to covert the premises right into a fish and chip restaurant and takeaway. Stafford Borough Council has not but decided on this utility nevertheless.