A computer-generated image of how the Morrisons store will look
Work has started on a £15m project to build a new supermarket and retail park in Flintshire.
Deeside District Centre in Connah's Quay will replace a former 1970s site which has been demolished.
It is hoped the centre, which will include a Morrisons food store and 20 other shops, will create 200 jobs.
Developers, St Modwen, claim the site, which aims to be trading by Christmas 2010, "will become a significant retail hub in the region".
A sod-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday.