The owners of the old Central Hotel in Moss Vale have submitted an application for a liquor licence through the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority.
Wingecarribee Council is currently reviewing development consents and will be working with all relevant parties to progress the application.
The hotel has been closed since 2013 and a development application to build a supermarket was knocked back.
Brigid Kennedy from the Moss Vale Rural and Chamber of Commerce believes it will add some vitality to that section of town.
"I don't know the owners well, but I'm hoping they will do a beautiful job of resurrecting, a lovely historical part of Moss Vale, that has been a blot on the landscape for far too long,"Ms. Kennedy said.
Image: Central Hotel Moss Vale