A discount food store will be setting up shop in Halstead High Street.
Costcutter will be taking over the former Blockbuster premises at 9-11 High Street and is set to open mid to later July.
It is not yet known how many jobs the franchise will create.
A Costcutter spokesman said: “I can confirm that the premises are being refurbished into a Costcutter store.
“The retailer in question already has a couple of stores with us, so he’s an experienced retailer and is local to Essex."