ELGIN Youth Café is planning a major expansion with the acquisition of a neighbouring property.
The group is looking to take over the Moray Music Centre next door, and is holding a consultation meeting in the café on June 4 from 6.30pm.
Music-making ceased at the music centre several years ago because of noise complaints from neighbours.
Councillors refused to approve £43,000 worth of sound-proofing for the building in 2008.
The property is one of 20 owned or leased by the council to be sold off or vacated as part of a £4.4 million savings package.
Fiona Birse, the café chairman, said: "What we’re trying to do is take over the music centre as a community asset.
"We are looking to hold a community consultation on how it would benefit people."
She added: "It could provide something for all the different organisations, a hub where they can meet.
"We’re trying to make it better for the whole community"
The consultation will form part of a feasibility study needed if the youth café is to take over the building.
Caroline Saunders, who is the project co-ordinator, said "We are looking to involve local organisations and bring them together.
"It could expand facilities for young people and groups that support young people."
She encouraged individuals as well as members of organisations to attend the meeting and make their views known.
Anyone wishing more information can email Fiona or Caroline at email@example.com