NEW jobs are on the way to Torquay after sofa chain DFS announced it would be opening a store in the town.
The national firm is to open a branch at the Willows retail park in the empty former Comet unit (pictured above).
DFS has confirmed it will be opening the branch at Scotts Bridge Retail Park, in December in time for Christmas.
It says the store will create 10 jobs.
It will be the first of its kind for the chain as it will be set on two levels.
A spokesman for DFS said: "It will be 19,500 square ft store and it will be over two floors, a first for a DFS store."
The news has been welcomed by community leaders who say it will be a boost in time for Christmas.
Cllr Alison Hernandez, ward councillor for Shiphay and the Willows, said: "I am really pleased to see the site being filled.
"We have got £2 parking in the town centre now and with having a more attractive offer out of town then I think that there is now something for everyone."