A new Co-op store is scheduled to open later this week at the former fire service control room on Mounthooly Way in Aberdeen.
The new location will create 15 local jobs following a £627,000 investment.
Opening to customers for the first time on Friday, the store will be run entirely on renewable energy.
The £2.5 million site redevelopment had originally included the two upper floors being converted into apartments.
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But, Aberdeen-based charity the Alhikmah Foundation, which runs the Masjid Alhikmah mosque on Nelson Street, has snapped up the space and plan to use it for community activities.
Rikki Shirreffs, Co-op Store Manager, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to open Co-op’s newest food store here in Mounthooly, and we are really looking forward to serving the local community and welcoming them into their Co-op.
“We have worked to develop the range, choice, products and services to create a really compelling offer, conveniently.”
The former control room was last used by call handlers back in 2016.