The former Nat West bank in Heswall could soon become a restaurant or shop, if plans are approved by the council.
The building, on the corner of Telegraph Road and Pensby Road has been acquired and the new owner Steve Woods is hoping it will be occupied soon.
He has applied to Wirral Council for planning permission to change the use of the premises, with the potential for a restaurant, shop or bar.
Mr Woods told the Wirral Globe that he is hoping to bring in a national chain.
He said: “We are hoping it will happen pretty quickly. We don’t want to be hanging around.”
The frontage and the interior will be given a facelift to improve the look of the former bank which closed in September last year.