Monaghan town councillors are to seek a meeting with Aldi in an effort to reopen McNally's Car Park.
The German retailer closed the 250 space carpark last month, after what it called "unsuccessful negotiations" on significant flood relief works.
At the most recent Monaghan MD meeting, concern was raised over the possible lack of customer parking during the Christmas period
Plans for the Monaghan town store paused in September, with solicitors terminating the council's lease of the carpark.
The council previously told Shannonside Northern Sound that it was confident there would be enough parking in the town, with plans underway for a new carpark at the former Eircom site on the Broad Road.
However, the councillors were told today that it was now unlikely to be operational before the end of the year.
Additionally, signs are being made to make people aware of the free parking available at the Monaghan Harps GAA grounds.
Councillor Raymond Aughey proposed that a delegation attempt to strike a short term deal with Aldi, with Paudge Connolly saying it would otherwise become an abandoned site.
Connolly also questioned if there was a breakdown in communication between Aldi and Monaghan County Council, as it didn't "look like a normal departure".
It was agreed to investigate if representatives for the supermarket would be willing to hold talks.