There are rumours afoot the B&Q is to open a DIY store in Aberystwyth.
Job adverts have appeared on the Job centre website for positions including a sotre manager based in the town.
It is hoped that the company will replace FOCUS DIY, whose store at Parc-Y-Llyn has been an empty shell for several months after the company went into administration.
The good news on the job front for Aberystwyth was however somewhat soured as Cardiff retail giant Peacocks, who also own the Bon Marche brand announced that they were going into administration providing staff with a rather uncertain future.
Both brands occupy space within the town, both on the main shopping street and a local retail park. Although it may still not be known exactly what will happen to the company there is a real prospect that both stores may close, leaving further empty retail buildings in and around the town centre.