News Release
 July 17, 2020
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. – Recently, associates at the Tops in Wellsville, NY (111 Bolivar Rd.) celebrated a milestone by opening their time capsule. Store manager, Terry Belanger who opened the store 25 years ago was proud to stand alongside team members as they opened the time capsule last week reminiscing as they saw all of the treasures that it held.

“I am so proud to be with the Tops in Wellsville,” said Terry. “It was great to see some of the items in the time capsule and to see that times have changed. We had an ad from 1995 with the employee signatures, a newspaper, a VHS tape, pictures of the employees, and a grand opening mug. It really has been a pleasure serving the Wellsville Community.”

Jessica Flamini Fahs and Kelly Goodridge were also there 25 years ago when the store first opened its doors and are proud to still be working for Tops, 25 years later, working their way up thru the ranks. “I have been with the Wellsville Tops since the doors opened in 1995,” said Jessica. “It brought back so many wonderful memories when I looked in the time capsule. Kelly Goodridge was also here at the time and we are both so proud to call this community our home.

Dana Guinnip, who was the project manager of the plaza in 1995 was kind enough to also stop by and share pictures with the Tops family and the community of when the store was first built.


Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 157 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 14,500 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit


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