A LONG-AWAITED Chinese takeaway in Barrhead is starting to take shape, but not before parts of the building had to be scrapped.

Golden Chopstix on Arthurlie Avenue is set to open its doors in the town later this year after a protracted battle to obtain a hot food license.

After obtaining permission last year, owners began giving the former salon a facelift after lying empty for years.

But earlier this summer the premises was the talk of Barrhead for all the wrong reasons after residents noticed a letter missing from its new sign.

The design, which read “Golden Choptix”, was spotted and shared online and a post about the error went viral. 

Initially, the original sign caused much speculation as to what the name of the takeaway would be.

The site has already proved controversial, after Arthurlie residents opposed the takeaway’s opening hours last year and various development plans for the site since 2006 rejected. 

Last week, owners removed the old sign and replaced it with one which showed the business name’s correct spelling.

But after consigning the error-ridden sign to the scrapheap, the takeaway is back on track and seems to have cleared up any remaining confusion.