The new Poundworld Extra in Montague Street opened this morning (October 13).
Scores of shoppers queued outside the doors before the official opening at 10am.
Worthing Mayor Sean McDonald was there to cut the ribbon as the new store opened its doors.
Susan Hall, 56, from Worthing, believes the new Poundworld Extra is good for the community.
She said: “They have competitive prices against other supermarkets and I am sure I will go in there to shop in the future.
“I came down here today with my daughter and three friends and they are in there enjoying the shop.
“They have a great mix of products.”
Poundworld Extra replaced BHS and has brought around 30 new jobs to the community.
John Farrell, 24, also thinks it will help to improve the high street.
He said: “I thought it was great in there.
“When I first heard that a Poundworld Extra was going in here I thought ‘not another one’ but it is really good.
“Lots of people mentioned about Primark going in here but that wasn’t going to happen.
“Hopefully, this shop, along with the eateries that have recently come here, will encourage other large high street stores to come to Worthing.”
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