News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 February 26, 2021
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

   
ERIE, PA TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS STORE OPENS TIME CAPSULE CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN COMMUNITY
Williamsville, N.Y. – Yesterday, associates at the Tops in Erie, PA (1520 West 26th Street) celebrated a milestone by opening their time capsule. Store manager, Don Straub was proud to stand alongside his fellow team members as they opened the time capsule reminiscing as they saw all of the treasures that it held. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the store had an internal socially distant celebration with the store team.

“It is our pleasure at store #602 to open up the time capsule and see what it had to offer, twenty- five years later. It has been our pleasure to serve this wonderful community for the past twenty-five years and we certainly are looking forward to twenty-five more years giving back to the citizens of Erie,” said store manager Don Straub.

The team discovered well preserved documents including:

• a newspaper from the week we opened • a bicentennial coin from the city of Erie • a pin from the city of Erie • a Tops pen and mug • a picture of the original team • our opening ad • a store directory • a video of our television ad from that time on VHS • a press release from Brad Bacon VP • business cards from Paul Wydro store director, Mike Capolla VP, and Michelle Sischo HR manager

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About Tops Friendly Markets 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 15,000 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 www.topsmarkets.com

 

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