THE new look town square at the heart of Largs is nearly complete - as a number of businesses plan to capitalise on the transformation.
The new Gallowgate Square seems set to become a hive of cafe culture with outdoor tables and chairs.
It will also include a live entertainment space and will be capable of hosting events such as farmers' markets.
Both Ye Old Anchor Inn and the Post Office coffee shop have applied to put in outdoor seating areas within the new square.
Largs Community Council, who are planning consultees, said that they had no objection to Ye Old Anchor Inn's project, put forward by licensee Niven Paterson.
But they have recommended that various conditions should be applied, including marking the general area with the likes of poles and ropes.
The pub's hours of operation would be from 11am until 10pm from Monday to Sunday.
The community council have yet to comment on the post office application, which was submitted later.
The Post Office application, put forward by co-owner Susan Craddock, involves seeking permission for 10 tables outside their premises as outdoor seating to consume non-alcoholic drinks and light snacks.
The Room bar/restaurant at Gallowgate Square has already provided al-fresco seating for a number of years in front of its premises at the square. 
Caley Construction were appointed to carry out the construction work at Gallowgate Square on behalf of North Ayrshire Council.
A NAC spokesman said: “The improvements to Gallowgate Square will help create a flexible event space, which could host small concerts, farmers’ markets etc, and will help make a huge difference to the heart of Largs."
Stephen McDonald, owner of Room, said: "All the businesses are behind it - a small Gallowgate Square events committee has been formed and it plans to have live entertainment every July and August with kids' shows, bands, a vintage clothes fayre, and a farmers' market all in the planning."
Independent councillor Ian Murdoch said: "The redevelopment looks wonderful, and it will be a great asset for the town.
"It is good to see that there will be additional seating and chairs by the adjacent businesses.
"If you go anywhere in the country, and most places abroad, you have it in place,.
"I asked that if permission is granted, it would have to be on the condition if an event was organised where you needed the whole square, the businesses would have to be prepared to take their tables and chairs away temporarily, if need be."