Fundraising has been started to buy a disused Sheffield pub with a view to turning it into a mosque.
Firth Park Cultural Centre is collecting in shops around the area to raise money to convert the former Pheasant at Sheffield Lane Top, once renowned as a live music venue.
The boarded-up building, on the corner of Hatfield House Lane and Barnsley Road, would be renamed Firth Park Masjid.
Firth Park councillor Alan Law said: “I would welcome anything that brings the building back into use because it is an eyesore at present.
“Unfortunately, pub closures are a sign of the times at the moment.
“If a proposal to turn it into a mosque goes ahead it would require planning permission, and issues such as parking would have to be examined as part of the process to ensure the impact on the surrounding area is minimised. Other ideas for the building could be housing or a supermarket, but something needs to be done.”
The council said it had not received any application for a change of use for the site.