A prominent city centre unit is set to finally be filled by a popular Mexican fast-food restaurant. 

Tortilla, which sells California-style Mexican burritos and tacos, is hoping to open its first Norwich premises in the former Greggs in White Lion Street. 

Norwich Evening News: The former Greggs in White Lion StreetThe former Greggs in White Lion Street (Image: Newsquest)

An official opening date is yet to be announced, but job adverts are currently advertising an October start date.

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The prominent site has been vacant since the bakery chain relocated to a larger premises - the former Game store - opposite in December 2022. 

Norwich Evening News: It will be Tortilla's first site in NorwichIt will be Tortilla's first site in Norwich (Image: PA)

It spans 3,800sqft across four floors, including a storage basement.

If approved by the city council, exterior works to building would include the construction of a Tortilla fascia board alongside an illuminated sign reading "Real California Burritos & Tacos".

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A bright digital screen and illuminated menu box would also be placed in the shop window. 

Norwich Evening News: Designs for the restaurantDesigns for the restaurant (Image: Norwich City Council)

The chain first opened in 2007 and now has more than 80 restaurants across the UK offering both dine-in and takeaway. 

It claims to be the UK's largest fast-casual Mexican restaurant brand and the closest branch is currently in Cambridge.