News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 September 25, 2002
CONTACT: Stefanie Zakowicz
(716) 635-5885

   
TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS OPENS NEWEST STORE IN NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH
Store Features Pharmacy, CarryOut Café

Williamsville, NY … Tops Friendly Markets continued its growth in northeast Ohio by opening the doors of a brand-new 49,000 square foot store at 9:00 a.m. today. The store, which is located at 33799 Center Ridge Road in North Ridgeville, features a full-service Pharmacy and CarryOut Café.

To celebrate the opening, North Ridgeville Mayor Deanna Hill joined Tops' President and CEO, Frank Curci and Store Manager Jerry Uebbing in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:30 a.m., which included a special performance by the North Ridgeville High School Band.

“We’re very excited to be entering North Ridgeville,” said Frank Curci, Tops’ President and CEO. He added, “Many of our longtime associates, including several members of the management team, are North Ridgeville residents, and eagerly welcome the opportunity to serve their own community.”

The North Ridgeville location focuses on convenience by giving customers the freshest products and best values at the beginning of their shopping experience. Upon entering the store, customers are greeted by the Walter’s Garden fresh produce section, and the “Wall of Values,” which features the best-value items from the current weekly ad. The Petal Works floral department and the Pharmacy are also located near the front of the store for added convenience.

Aside from filling prescriptions, the new Pharmacy will have a consultation room, where customers can talk with a professional pharmacist, who can address various questions or concerns. Customers can take advantage of Tops EasyFill program, which enables them to conveniently order prescription refills over the phone or via Tops’ website. Tips for healthy living, including information about drugs, diseases and a good diet, will also be available at the Pharmacy, which will be open 7 days a week.

Tops Markets, LLC is one of six retail operating companies under Ahold USA, one of the leading supermarket operations in the U.S. Tops currently operates 154 Tops Friendly Markets, 212 convenience stores under the Wilson Farms, Sugarcreek and Tops Xpress banners, and 9 B-Kwik Food Markets in New York, Pennsylvania and northeast Ohio. Tops’ website can be found at www.topsmarkets.com.

Store Features and Amenities Tops Friendly Market 33799 Center Ridge road North Ridgeville, OH

• Store Hours: Monday – Friday 6 a.m. - Midnight Saturday 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday 7 a.m.- 10 p.m.

• Tops Pharmacy features easy prescription transfer, generic and name brand products. Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

• CarryOut Café located adjacent to the deli, offers freshly prepared entrees, rotisserie and fried chicken, pizza, made-to-order sub sandwiches, grilled sandwiches, soup and salads. Dine in or Take Out available.

• Specialty departments include The Deli, and Captain’s Choice full-service seafood, Butcher’s Block meat, Baker’s Oven bakery and Walter’s Garden produce departments.

• Petal Works Floral. A fresh, colorful assortment of fresh-cut and arranged of flowers available daily. Special arrangements are available through pre-orders.

• Other departments include: Cheese and Olive Bar, Bulk Foods, Dairy/Frozen.

• The North Ridgeville Tops will also offer many services and conveniences, including: • Western Union Money Orders • Western Union Wire Transfers • Tickets.com • Ohio State Lottery • Payroll Check Cashing • Rug Doctor Rentals • Postage Stamps • Film Processing • Tops Gift Cards • Phone Cards • ATM

• Tops BonusCard offers special savings, BonusCard Rewards, BONUSPERKS, and other benefits. Customers can sign up for their BonusCard when they enter the store.

• By visiting the Tops Website at www.topsmarkets.com, customers can access Tops weekly ad flyer on line, order prescription refills using Tops EasyFill, and take advantage of Tops “Web Bucks” savings.

 

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