A DISUSED supermarket is to be turned into an Indian restaurant.
Businessman Dildar Ali plans to open The Cinnamon Lodge in the former Lodges supermarket in Holmfirth Road, Meltham in the middle of this month.
"The building was an eyesore in the middle of the village.
"We hope that by opening the restaurant it will be transformed into a focal point for the whole community," he said.
The 80-seater restaurant will serve contemporary Indian cuisine with a "Bengali twist".
Mr Ali said he wanted diners to become more adventurous and try dishes using different spices, as well as traditional Asian flavours.
He hopes to host a charity evening alongside the restaurant opening, raising money for Cancer Research.
Local dignitaries and community members are to be invited to the fundraiser.
The restaurant, which has parking for 10 to 15 cars, will be open seven nights a week.
It will also be serving an "eat as much as you like" Sunday buffet.
History of local shop boys making good
* Lodges began in 1922, when brothers Frank and Albert Lodge opened a stall at Marsden market selling dry goods.
* The following year they opened a stall at a market in Nelson, Lancashire.
* Lodges opened supermarkets throughout the 1960s and 1970s and had stores at Crosland Moor, Honley, Meltham, John William Street in Huddersfield, Holmfirth, Marsh, Waterloo and a hypermarket in Birkby.
* The first supermarket was opened at Marsh in 1963 and the Meltham branch opened in 1968.
* There was also a store in Darwen, Lancashire.
* The family business was bought in 1991 by a management team.
* The Lodges supermarket chain was taken over by Manchester-based Co-operative Retail Services in May, 1995, after months of speculation.