News Release
 July 24, 2020
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Virtual Ribbon Cutting to Unveil Major Ceiling to Floor Renovations

Williamsville, N.Y. – We recognize that over the past several months, a lot has changed. Not only in the world around us and how we greet each day but also here at your neighborhood Tops Markets as well. While Tops has adjusted to the times with enhanced safety measures to ensure your well-being, as well as that of its associates, we also have been busy renovating our Elmwood Avenue store for its grand re-opening. Today, Tops is proud to announce a major $2.7 million renovation project is complete at its store located at 2101 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY. This marks the tenth renovation for the supermarket chain over the past year and is part of its $40 million capital improvement plan.

Tops Friendly Markets will virtually cut the ribbon on this impressive 85,000 sq. ft. store on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 11:00 am. To see some of these exciting renovations, visit us in- store, on our facebook page (@TopsFriendlyMarkets) or at our website, Almost everything in the store has been touched and updated from new exterior paint with decorative awnings and an enhanced facade, energy efficient equipment, digital menu screens, and LED lighting, to a whole new interior décor giving the store a refreshed and warm appearance.

From the moment you walk through the doors, you will notice an expansion of Tops’ deli and carry out café areas to a brand new Spot Café with a remodeled seating area where shoppers can enjoy free Wi-Fi, food, and a delicious latte before shopping.

John Sodaro, store manager for this Tops location noted that “shoppers will enjoy enhanced offerings including sustainably sourced seafood, an increase in our variety of signature floral offerings, donuts that are fried fresh in store daily, and an expanded cheese shop where we’ll now be offering a wider selection of specialty and imported cheeses.”

As you continue your visit, you’ll feel the freshness in the expanded produce area featuring a fresh prep cut fruit and vegetable station. Tops partnership with over 200 local growers, includes several of our neighbor’s right here in Western New York, bringing the freshest local produce straight from the farm to your table. Tops prides itself on carefully selecting, inspecting, and ensuring your produce arrives at the peak of perfection. Tops is also a proud supporter of product grown by New York State farmers who adhere to the New York State Grown and Certified program’s requirements, which includes verification of safe food handling practices and participation in environmental sustainability programs.

The newly remodeled bakery now offers a wider selection of detailed custom cakes and confections for weddings and special occasions as well as an expanded assortment of freshly baked breads, pastries, and signature fresh fried donuts. Throughout the store, shoppers will also see an increase of antibiotic-free meat, plant based options, fresh on-site sushi, and sustainable seafood selections, along with a wider selection of natural and organic and gluten-free offerings including natural bulk beans and rice assortments.

To stay hydrated there is an expanded section of the store dedicated to waters, seltzers, and sparkling waters, including many imported varieties, which are on trend. Love local beer? Tops took to heart the surge in supporting local breweries and enhanced not only the selection of local favorites, but their overall offerings in Tops Brew Market.

The stores remodel also includes the Pharmacy now with a new waiting area which provides a wide variety of services to the community seven days a week. Tops is committed to making it easy for you to get every healthy thing you need in one quick stop and offers a number of immunizations including flu shots (starting in mid-August), is an authorized administer of the Department of Motor Vehicles' Vision test, provides low prescription prices with the GoodRx app, and accepts over 3,000 insurance plans!

Tops shoppers can also save time by utilizing Tops Grocery Pick-up and Delivery services. With fast, online ordering, get your favorite items and the best deals in town that you love delivered from our store to your door in as little as an hour. Customers can visit and enter their zip code to get started. # # # 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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