The knives are out and blood may be spilt - no, we’re talking about the political shenanigans in the council headquarters but a new steak house opening underneath.
And a premises licence application seeks opening hours of 7am until 12.30am Monday to Sunday and the sale of alcohol and playing of recorded music between 10am and midnight.
The unit, which already benefits from planning consent to open as a restaurant, has been empty ever since HQ was completed in 2009.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Miller & Carter was opening venues in Chester and Warrington but the exact locations were unknown until now.
The Chester outlet, which will open this summer, will complement existing eating and drinking facilities at Abode hotel and The Architect and may help HQ function better as a building.
Miller & Carter says it wants to bring its ‘famous choice cuts of steak to the city’.
The new restaurants add to the hospitality company’s existing sites in the North West - at Cheshire Oaks , the Albert Dock in Liverpool, and Aughton near Ormskirk.
Miller & Carter boast that they are ‘famed for their range of steaks, made using carefully sourced 30-day aged British beef’.
The chain recently introduced a number of new steak cuts to their menu, including a 30oz Long-Bone Tomahawk sharing steak, a 10oz fillet on the bone, and a 9oz British 45-day aged rump, aged an extra 15 days for enhanced flavour and tenderness.
As well as steaks, the menu also has a number of non-steak options, such as BBQ dishes, burgers and fish options.