A decision on plans for a new restaurant and takeaway on Market Street has been delayed by Westhoughton town councillors.
Last month My Westhoughton revealed the plans to open a new business in the empty building that was formerly Mercers art gallery between the newsagents and Natwest bank.
A decision will be made in the coming weeks when the plans return to the town council.
The plans show a kitchen and bar area at the rear of the building with seating spread across two floors.
The building has been empty for several months since the art gallery closed.