National card retailer, Card Factory have submitted a planning application to East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) for signage at an empty Driffield store.
The application, which was received by ERYC on Thursday 9 January, proposes to display two new no- illuminated fascia signs at the former Living Woods store on Middle Street South.
The application is currently pending consideration.
Clerk to Driffield Town Council, Claire Binnington said: “The Card Factory have submitted a planning application for signage at the former Living Woods shop so at least one of our empty shops will be in use again soon.
“While acknowledging that Driffield already has plenty of lovely places where good value cards can be purchased, we should at least be grateful that national retailers consider our town a viable economic option.”
A flood of support for the store opening in the former furniture store has flooded in on social media site, Facebook.
Sharon Ellis said: “ I for one think its brilliant that card factory want to come to Driffield they not only sell cards but a vast selection of reasonably priced gifts too.”
Leah Foster added: That’s good news just a shame another small business closing.”
Jeff Stevens, ower of Driffield’s Sugar Shack said: “It is definitely good news for the town.”
Ann Pickering said: “Love card factory, great cards and cheap, I once emailed them to tell them to open a shop in Driffield.”
Card Factory launched in 1997 and now have over 700 stores across the UK stocking a wide selection of cards, as well as presents, gift bags, paper, bows, ribbons and more.
No comment was available from Card Factory at the time of going to press.