DISCOUNT chain Home Bargains has taken over the empty Woolworths store in Prestatyn.
The company is investing £500,000 in the shop and creating 30 jobs, which are being offered to former Woolworths employees.
The new shop, on the town’s High Street, will open on August 15.
The company, owned by TJ Morris, has acquired 14 former Woolworth outlets across the UK, and plans to buy up even more.
Joe Morris, operations director, said: “Home Bargains is excited to be opening this new store in Prestatyn, bringing with it 30 top quality jobs.
“Prestatyn will be a great location for us.”
Woolworths went into administration at the end of last year, leaving prime sites vacant in most towns.
Out of the 17 outlets once dotted across North Wales, nine have now been snapped up.
The lion’s share of these are now owned by the Original Factory Shop and bargain chain B&M.
Elsewhere, work has started on turning the Abergele store into a Diskos retail outlet.
In Bangor, Boots is setting up shop, and Llandudno’s store has already been transformed into a discount bookstore.
But there are still empty Woolworth buildings in Denbigh, Colwyn Bay, Holyhead, Wrexham, Flint, Barmouth, Caernarfon and Holywell.
In mid Wales two of the old Woolies stores have been taken over.
Discount store Poundland is moving to Aberystwyth, while clothing company M&Co is opening in Welshpool.
Poundland is expected to create between 30 and 35 jobs in the Ceredigion seaside town, but the company was unable to confirm an opening date for the store.
M&Co said it expected to open in the first week of October in Welshpool.