Shilam restaurant takeaway Aberystwyth
The site of the old Shilam restaurant, which is being turned into shops and "financial services"

The old location of the popular Shilam restaurant in Aberystwyth is set to be turned into shops and “financial and professional services” after a planning application was approved by Ceredigion County Council.

The Indian restaurant was a popular venue in the town, having first opened its doors in Aberystwyth back in 2003, according to their website.

The owners have since moved its premises to the Glan-Yr-Afon Industrial Estate as a takeaway only business.

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It is unclear when the move took place, however.

A spokesperson for Shilam told our reporter that they had decided not to reopen the restaurant, which was located in the Station Chambers building next to the train station, because of financial pressures caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.

This would imply that it had shut either on the date of the lockdown in March, or around this date.

But according to the planning application made to the council, the site of the old restaurant has been empty since October 2019.

Both Shilam and Dilwen Jenkins Properties Ltd have been contacted for clarification.

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