News Release
 March 19, 2021
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. – Today, associates at the Tops in Bath, NY (309 West Morris St.) celebrated a milestone by opening their time capsule. Store manager, Bob Clinton 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 but had the contents of the time capsule on display and offered delicious Tops cupcakes to shoppers to enjoy.

“On behalf of myself and my entire staff here at the Bath Tops we wanted to thank this great community for 25 years of loyalty,” said Clinton. “We have been through so much together and we look forward to many, many more years to come. "

The associates were equally as excited to share in the celebration. Deb Bently, scan coordinator noted, "our Tops Family has taken care of your family for 25 years and have enjoyed every minute of it," and Maggie Cobb, office manager for the Bath store states, “I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since I’ve started at Tops! I’ve met so many great customers and worked with so many great associates who have become family to me.”

The team discovered well preserved documents including:

• a newspaper from the week we opened • some pins • a picture of the original team • our opening ads • a store directory • a video of our television ad from that time on VHS • the store managers name badge • a Tops grocery bag and more!


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


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