A POPULAR Irvine-based New Mexico style food snack wagon has been given the go ahead to set up a diner and takeaway restuarant in the town centre.

Taste of New Mexico, run by Robin Weideger and her daughter Rosie, revealed plans for the Irvine snack wagon business to set up on Eglinton Street.

Announcing the news last week the pair said: "It's official, they said yes! Taste of New Mexico takeaway/diner is coming to Irvine High Street.

"Now with that being said, we have much to do. We will keep you all updated each step of the way. October is when we hope to reopen, this is not exact but it is our target.

Rosie and Robin Weideger will run Taste of New Mexico from Irvine town centre

"Thank you so much for all of your good luck wishes and support. You’ve had our backs since 2019 at the beach park and we will be forever grateful."

The plans were approved by North Ayrshire Council's planners last week, subject to conditions, after only one letter of objection - with the premises not to operate outwith the hours of noon to 8pm Monday to Sunday.

A barrier at the outdoor seating area, easily identified by a visually impaired person, must be provided around the outdoor seating area, and a minimum of two metres of public footpath must remain.

The plans submitted state the business will operate Monday/Tuesday from 12-6pm; Friday 12-2pm and 4-8pm, Saturday 12-4pm and 5-8pm, Sunday 3-8pm.

Public access will be allowed at the front hallway for the takeaway of hot food and drink and there will be a front room for sitting in, with a downstairs toilet facility for customers and staff.

Rosie and Robin Weideger will run Taste of New Mexico from Irvine town centre

Robin Weideger, who grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico before moving to Irvine, said: “The existing kitchen will be fully fitted for commercial use. Store room will be used for cooking equipment and dry storage.

“Outside to the front of the property we would like to put up business signage made out of natural wood, similar to bike shop. We would like to add three small outdoor tables at the front under front window and also install a manual retracting canopy over outdoor tables.

“Outdoor tables will sit three in a row sitting a good distance from the public walkway.

“For the start there will be two members of staff, my daughter and I. In the future there will be a maximum of two staff added for Friday and Saturday only.

Announcing the big news on Facebook, she said: “Our official planning application has gone in today. We are trying to create a unique space for business and living.

“We would like Taste of New Mexico to be an official takeaway on Eglinton Street where you can come in and order, collect and sit outside for a coffee/tacos! And eventually sit in our front room space to enjoy your meal."