THE SITE of a former Americanstyle diner could soon reopen under new management.

An application has been made to convert the vacant 8 Ball Diner at the services off the A12 at Rivenhall.

Precise details of what sort of venue will open have yet to be revealed but a Mr M Mascar has requested from Braintree Council to be allowed to sell alcohol and provide regulated entertainment including live music seven days a week between 7am and 11pm.

He was not available for comment.