News Release
 August 2, 2022
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. –Tops Friendly Markets is proud to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of its 3865 Union Rd., NY location. This store, centrally located in the heart of Cheektowaga, serves a cross population of the community, with convenient access to The Walden Galleria Mall, NYS Thruway, and the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. This renovation marks the 25th location recently updated with a new look and a renewed focus on fresh departments. Tops will cut the ribbon on this multi-million-dollar renovation project at 10:30 am on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. This 80,542 sq. ft. store will offer new, enhanced services, an expanded assortment of products, and an enlarged fresh perimeter with new updated décor. To see some of these exciting renovations, visit us in-store, on our Facebook page (@TopsFriendlyMarkets) or at our website,

This store has been refreshed from top to bottom for a new and contemporary experience which includes new exterior paint with decorative awnings, landscaping, energy efficient equipment and LED lighting both inside and out, solar powered efficiencies, new flooring, expanded state-of-the-art self-check outs, renovated restrooms, and new interior décor. Store Manager, Camille Cottrell, said she and her team are working hard every day to make life easier for their shoppers by focusing on affordable, easy-to-prepare meal options as well as providing some new additions. “When it comes to freshness, convenience and variety, you'll find everything here at your newly remodeled Cheektowaga store and with all of the inspiring products including a wider selection of domestic and imported cheeses,fresh prepared sushi, healthy hydration, custom cut meats by real butchers, and an expanded floral department, guests are sure to enjoy all we have to offer.”

She invites the community to visit during the Grand Re-Opening celebration and even have the chance to win some great prizes like $1,000 in Tops gift cards for food and fuel, four (4) Buffalo Bills tickets vs Minnesota game on 11/13, and even dinner for two with local Chef Darian Bryan at The Plating Society.

-more- From the moment you walk in you’ll feel the freshness in the expanded produce area complete 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 500 local produce and dairy farmers including several neighbors right in western New York like Eden Valley, Breezy Hill, Richmond, and Lamb Farms. 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.

As you continue through the store you’ll notice an expansion of the deli and carry out café areas with delicious sandwiches, signature pizzas, extensive prepared salad varieties, and other grab-and-go breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.

Tops bakery offers an expanded assortment of freshly baked breads, pastries, and cakes. Throughout the store, shoppers will also see an increase of antibiotic-free meat, plant based options, sustainable seafood selections, 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 healthy hydration including waters, teas, mixers, and sparkling waters, including many imported varieties. We know things can get hectic so Tops has made shopping even easier with Tops Grocery Pick Up and Delivery and a new Shop+Scan app that lets you bag as you go. 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, holidays, 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.

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 shoppers to get every healthy thing they need in one quick stop and offers a number of immunizations including Covid -19 booster shots, shingles and flu shots, and the newest pneumonia vaccination. Tops is also an authorized administer of the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles' Vision test and provides low prescription prices with over 3,000 insurance plans and with the GoodRx app. Also customers can easily get refills 24/7 by phone, at, or through the Tops mobile app. As a long-time member of the community, it is our commitment to keep our neighborhoods strong. The Cheektowaga Tops store will be making $1,000 donations to each of the following local groups as a thank you for their support of the community: • Best Self Behavioral Health • Cheektowaga Fire (U-Crest Fire Department #4) • Cheektowaga Police Benevolent Fund • Erie County SPCA • St. Luke's Food Pantry ### Based in Williamsville, NY, Tops Markets currently operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. As the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York, with over 14,000 associates, the company is dedicated to providing sustainably sourced, high-quality products, while helping its communities flourish via support for programs that eradicate hunger and disease, educate youth and reduce environmental waste and energy consumption. For more information, visit


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