News Release
 December 6, 2021
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. – A remodeled Tops store will celebrate its Grand Re-Opening next week in Amherst and will be the 19th western New York Tops location recently updated with a new look and a renewed focus on fresh departments. Tops is proud to showcase its $2 million renovation project at its store located at 2351 Maple Rd., Amherst, NY. A virtual ribbon cutting on this impressive 65,000 sq. ft. store will take place on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11:00 am. The remodeled store will offer new, enhanced services, an expanded assortment of products, and an enlarged fresh perimeter department with new updated décor. To see some of these exciting renovations, visit us in-store, on our Facebook page (@TopsFriendlyMarkets) or at our website,

From updated new exterior paint with decorative awnings and a renovated lobby, to new landscaping, and a new bottle redemption center, almost everything inside and outside of the store has been touched. Energy efficient equipment and LED lighting both inside and out, digital menu screens, expanded state-of-the-art self-check outs, renovated customer restrooms, and new interior décor add to the refreshed and contemporary experience. Jeff Talarczyk, store manager for this Tops location said he and his team are working hard every day to make life easier for their shoppers by focusing on affordable, easy-to-prepare meal options. “When it comes to freshness, convenience and variety, you'll find everything here at your newly remodeled Amherst store and with all of the inspiring products including a larger floral section, a wider selection of domestic and imported cheeses, and an expanded Brew Market, guests are sure to enjoy all we have to offer.”

He invites the community to visit during the Grand Re-Opening celebration and even have the chance to win some great prizes the whole family can enjoy like $1,000 in Tops gift cards for food and fuel, a pair of club level tickets for a hockey night in Buffalo, or a family ski package to nearby Holiday Valley. Be sure to stop in with the kids on Saturday, December 11 or Sunday, December 12 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and share all of your Christmas wishes! From the moment you walk in you’ll notice an expansion of the deli and carry out café areas with delicious sandwiches, signature pizzas, and other grab-and-go breakfast, lunch and dinner options and a brand new self-serve slushy machine. As you continue your visit, you’ll feel the freshness in the expanded produce area complete with a fresh prep case with items of the season including fresh cut veggies, fruit, and trays, carefully selected, washed, cut, and prepared for quick and easy ready-to-serve convenience. Tops partners with over 200 local growers including several neighbors right in western New York, like Spoth’s Farm, and 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 offers an expanded assortment of freshly baked breads and pastries along with gluten free items from Vin-Chet’s, a local Amherst, NY bakery and daily fresh fried donuts. Throughout the store, shoppers will also see an increase of antibiotic-free meat, plant based options, sustainable seafood selections and fresh prepared sushi, along with a larger selection of certified organic and gluten-free offerings that are fully integrated in aisle. To stay hydrated there is an expanded section of the store dedicated to waters, seltzers, and sparkling waters, including many imported varieties. Love local beer? This store features an assortment of regional beers and hard seltzers including a variety of localized brands like 12 Gates that resonate with the community. Tops is committed to making it easy for shoppers to get every healthy thing they need in one quick stop. The store’s remodel also includes the Pharmacy, now with a new waiting area which allows for more physical distancing. The Tops Pharmacy accepts over 3,000 insurance plans with competitive prescription prices and accepts the GoodRx app. It is also authorized to administer the New York Department of Motor Vehicles' Vision test, offers CBD and hemp pain management and wellness products, and administers a full spectrum of immunizations including Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters, influenza, pneumonia, shingles, meningococcal, pertussis, and tetanus.

We know things can get hectic especially during the holidays so Tops has made shopping even easier with Tops Grocery Pick Up and Delivery and Catering services. With fast, online ordering, customers can get their favorite items and the best deals in town delivered from the store to their door in as little as an hour or can simply drive up and have their groceries loaded into their vehicle in minutes. For family celebrations, football parties and special events, shoppers can also easily order appetizers, entrees, custom trays, and desserts online for convenient pick-up in store by visiting to get started.

More ways shoppers can save time and money is with our new convenient mobile apps: the reimagined Tops mobile app and website, Tops Shop+Scan, and Flashfoods. Tops Shop+Scan allows you to simply use your phone, scan and then bag your items as you shop for an expedited checkout and contactless shopping experience. Flashfoods is an interactive in-store food waste program that allows customers to purchase food nearing its sell-by date online at up to 60% off and then conveniently pick up at the store when completing their shopping. Flashfood's impact in North America to date includes 223,642 shoppers fed - 90,000 of which are Tops Shoppers. They have diverted over 20 million pounds of food from landfills and more than 8,112,113 km of CO2 has been saved. As a long-time member of the community, the Amherst Tops store will be celebrating the Grand Re-Opening by making $500 donations to each of the following local groups as a thank you for their support of the community: • Main – Transit Fire Department • Amherst Police Department • Gateway-Longview Foundation • WNYHeroes, Inc. • Little Free Food Pantry Blessing Box ###

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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