Speculation is mounting that national chain B&M Bargains is opening a store in Bridlington.
An application submitted to ERYC Planning Department is indicating permission to erect and display external signs and graphics as well as other changes.
It is understood that the B&M Bargains store has earmarked the former Marks and Spencer store on Prince Street.
M&S closed a year ago, and the building has stood vacant since.
The nearest B&M stores are in Driffield and Scarborough.