A OPPORTUNITY to run a cafe in a former undertakers has arisen.

A rundown grade II goods shed on an old railway line at Meliden, Prestatyn, is being transformed into a £1.2million community hub with heritage, bike hire facilities and units for new start-ups or small enterprises. There will also be an area for artisans and a 60-seater cafe.

The building - to be known as Y Shed - is a former undertakers run by an Olympic weightlifter, but it has also been a garage, plumbers' premises and a storage unit for a taxi company.

Project leaders Grŵp Cynefin and Meliden Residents Action Group are now looking to find a company or individual who would like to run the café.

Mair Edwards, Grŵp Cynefin’s Community Initiatives Manager, said: “Y Shed’s café is a great opportunity to be part of a very special project. The café will be largely fully-fitted and is ideal for experienced companies, sole traders, partnerships or new business ventures.

"The rent is relatively low for a café of this kind and we are also offering the first two months’ rent free to help whoever takes it over settle in and find their feet.

"There will also be lots of support from Y Shed’s in-house team who will be working alongside the operator to promote the offer and support the cafe.”

The kitchen will be fitted out and the chosen provider will be given a helping head to meet the cost of any crockery, cutlery, glassware, kitchen utensils, serving utensils and tills.

Y Shed is set to open next month, about Easter time.

The closing date for expressions of interest for the cafe is March 28.

For more information telephone Mair on 0300 111 2122 or email shed@grwpcynefin.org