The leader of Lewes District Council met up with the senior team from The Range this week to view progress on the construction of their new store in Newhaven.
This is the retailer's latest outlet in Sussex - following openings in Eastbourne, Worthing, Chichester and Crawley - with recruitment for 50 part-time and 35 full-time staff at the Newhaven branch now in advanced stages.
Councillor James MacCleary, Leader of Lewes District Council, said: "As the country slowly reopens following this Covid-19 crisis, there is so much welcome good news in Newhaven, not least the 85 new jobs being created at The Range.
"Construction is moving very quickly and I can't wait to visit when the store officially opens in the summer. I was very pleased to hear that the store will also include a selection of Iceland products.
"In addition to The Range establishing a presence in Newhaven, work is underway on Railway Quay and with multi-million pound Future High Streets funding now secured to transform the town centre, the local economy is getting the investment I have for so long called for."
The Range will neighbour Lidl in Drove Road and in addition to the popular mix of goods on offer, the store will include a garden centre and Iceland outlet.
A spokesperson for The Range said: "The new store in Newhaven will provide great value products and everyday essentials from Petcare and DIY to health products and cleaning supplies. We're really looking forward to be introducing our vast product selection at fantastic prices to yet another local community."