News Release
 November 10, 2008
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets today kicked off the grand re-opening celebration of its Olean, N.Y. store, following the completion of a renovation project. It was Tops’ first store renovation project since the chain once again came under local management in December 2007.

Tops Chief Executive Officer Frank Curci and other executives were on hand to mark the grand re-opening during a ceremony this morning at the store, located at 2401 W. State St.

“Tops is pleased to signify the completion of this important project in an area where Tops has a long tradition,” Curci said. “We take great pride in being able to serve the good people of Olean and the surrounding areas and we hope they enjoy the new look of their store.”

Construction crews have been working at the store for the past several months. Among the changes are a new natural and organic foods section, new interior décor, and new meat and seafood display cases and dairy and frozen food display cases, which will provide a wider variety of products to customers. The new frozen food display cases also feature anti-sweat heaters, which reduce energy consumption. Tops also installed a new, modern energy management system to reduce the electricity consumption of store lighting and refrigeration programs. Exterior painting work was also completed.

The 77,000 square foot store has been open since 1995. Tops has had a presence in Olean for 37 years.

“We are excited to take the wraps off of our spruced up store,” said Tim Lyons, manager of the Olean Tops. “Our customers will be able to enjoy a more welcoming shopping experience along with increased amenities and product selection.”

The general contractor for the project was Concept Construction Corp. of Elma, N.Y. and the refrigeration contractor was TDH Refrigeration of Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 71 full-service supermarkets and five franchise supermarkets. With over 10,000 associates, Tops is the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's Web site at


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