Driving forward with diner expansion plan

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The owner of a popular diner is looking to expand by moving to a high street building and adding a range of new features.

Richard Swinscoe, who runs Iron Horse Ranch House in Market Gate, Market Deeping, wants to move his business into the vacant building at 2 to 4 High Street.

He has applied to South Kesteven District Council to build side and rear extensions and new access for vehicles to the site, which formerly housed a French deli.

Mr Swinscoe said: “The diner has grown really well over the last four years and we are looking for a bigger venue.

“To me it is the perfect site. It is just off the town square, in the high street, it has space for bikes to park and it backs onto the river. We could really develop that asset and I am speaking to the waterways authority about boat hire.”

The restaurant, which used to be known as Harley’s Diner, is biker-themed and may seem a little ominous at first.

But Mr Swinscoe wants his new location to become a family attraction.

He added: “A lot of people realise that we might look a bit fierce but actually we have hearts of gold.”

“We are kid-friendly. We want to be part of the community and make people feel they are part of the community as well.”

The new diner could create up to 20 new jobs.