FORMER nightclub KC's is being brought back into use, as houses.
Plans are afoot to transform the former popular nightspot, in Quay Street, into homes.
It was initially hoped it would be rejuvenated and returned to its former glory when tight restrictions on its opening hours were lifted in October last year.
The former club, previously known as Envy and Lansons nightclub and also the Quay Club, closed in January 2009 and has been empty ever since.
Gloucester city councillor Pam Tracey (C, Westgate) said she was over the moon to see it being brought back into use.
She said: "I think it's great news. Residents near KC's always wonder what is happening there so it is good to see some progress.
"These new homes will bring much-needed footfall to that end of town which is good news for the shops. I just hope they are good quality homes. It's good news though, it will make a nice little community down there."
KC's was a popular haunt when it was open.
Nadia Stone, 31, from St Oswald's remembers her first kiss at the teen KC's nights. She said: "The less said about the kiss the better but KC's was the place to go."
Charlotte Lewis, also 31, from Upton St Leonards, remembers also remembers clubbing there: "It was pretty rough and I remember furry walls and sticky floors but we always had a great night dancing there after drinks at The Brewery."
Evening economy champion and city councillor Tarren Randle (C, Barnwood) said: "If it is going to housing it'll be good news. We could do with more in the city centre. More than likely it will go to students, and I don't think it will make a blind bit of difference to the evening economy.
"I couldn't see it going back to being a club again. I hope the developers are sympathetic to the area, it's historical around there."
Last year a Facebook page was set up in a bid to spark a comeback for the club. On the page, which attracted just 75 likes, it described KC's as a "national treasure".