News Release
 August 27, 2009
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

Renovations to begin in September

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania, today announced that a major renovation of its Cortland, NY location will start at the end of September. This renovation is part of Tops’ $150 million capital investment plan.

“I am very happy to be able to announce the beginning of this important project in an area where Tops has a long, proud tradition,” said Frank Curci, Tops’ president and CEO. “We’re offering shoppers an enhanced in-store experience, paying special attention to convenience, quality, variety and an overall great value.”

The multi-million dollar renovation of this 77,000 square-foot store, located at 3932 State Route 281 will provide customers with many new product offerings including expanded ethnic, chef-inspired, and natural and organic items. The renovation also includes expanded meat and seafood display cases, and dairy and frozen food display cases which will offer customers a significantly wider variety of products to choose from. The Cortland location will also boast enhanced bakery and floral departments.

The store will continue to offer shoppers fresh brewed coffee, select cold beverages and baked goods through its full-service Tim Hortons Express outlet, and several varieties of Anchor Bar chicken wings prepared and ready to heat and serve in the store’s expanded Carry Out Café.

The frozen food display cases will feature closed-door cases which will offer expanded variety, and will also make them significantly more energy efficient. Tops will also install a modern energy management system to reduce the electricity consumption of store lighting and refrigeration programs.

“Tops has had a presence in Cortland for over 30 years and we take great pride in being able to serve the people in our community,” said Ray Ruszczak, manager of the Cortland Tops. “We’ve listened to our customers and have responded with a renovation plan based on increased selection of products, easy navigation and most importantly, satisfying and delighting our customers.”

Renovations are scheduled to be complete by mid-December.

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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