The 29,000 sq ft store, in an empty retail outlet, will take the total number of Range outlets to 48 across the UK. These include in the South East: Andover, Chatham, Clacton, Colchester, Enfield, Gosport, Harlow, Romford and Southampton.
The Range, which claims to be Britain’s fastest-growing retailer in its sectors, says it has more than 65,000 products across 16 departments including arts & crafts, soft furnishings, pet care, homewares, leisure and DIY.
Chris Dawson, owner and founder of The Range, said he had wanted to open a store in Eastbourne for years. “It’s fantastic to finally open a store here and create so many jobs at the same time.”
Eastbourne Borough Council said in a statement: “The creation of additional employment for our economy is fantastic news, especially in the current climate.”