SUPERMARKET giant The Range has finally revealed its opening date for its eagerly anticipated Rhyl store.

The retailer will open its doors at the £23 million Scarborough International Properties Marina Quay development on Good Friday March 30. It is expected to create more than 60 jobs in the town.

Cllr Joan Butterfield, who represents Rhyl West ward which includes the Marina Quay, said: “We really are well set for this year, it’s such fantastic news to start with. I’m really pleased and so happy for Rhyl.”

Newly advertised job positions for the store include warehouse, office and retail assistants, cleaners and a retail security officer.

News of the official opening date comes hot off the heels of the Journal reporting last week that the retailer was in the process of recruiting management staff.

The Range securing an opening date will be welcome news for Rhyl shoppers. The store’s drawn out launch was originally earmarked for Spring last year. Fitting out the unit began in August and was temporarily halted in October.

Cllr Butterfield added:“People have been so anxious about the Range. After all the negative attention, speculation, delays and the fitters pulling out in October, people have been very upset and disappointed that it might not be coming.

"But It’s all happening in Rhyl this year. We have the Range finally opening, the new Premier Inn, the steel work is almost completed for the Aquatic Centre and the skate park is underway too.

“The town is really turning a corner.”

The store will join Farmfoods and Poundland at the site, with a proposed Aldi outlet - subject to public feedback throughout January.