News Release
 February 26, 2003
CONTACT: Stefanie Zakowicz
716 635 5885

Williamsville, NY…Tops Friendly Markets announced today that a major remodel is underway for its Tupper Lake, NY location. Work has already begun on the store, located at 94 Demars Blvd., and is targeted for completion this spring. The remodel, a $700,000 dollar investment, represents a new space-maximizing concept that Tops has developed for its Adirondack stores. It is the third Adirondack-area Tops to undergo a major remodel this year.

The remodel will focus on customer convenience by building a new customer service desk, replacing all of the produce cases and adding new frozen meat cases. The new produce cases will enable the store to more efficiently use available space to offer a wider variety of fresh produce. Likewise, the existing coffin-style freezer cases will be replaced by more energy and space efficient vertical cases with doors, allowing Tops to expand its frozen food offerings. The store will also install new deli and hot-foods cases, increasing the variety it offers shoppers.

In addition to the new cases, the entire store interior will also be getting fresh paint, new ceiling tiles, no-slip floor tiles in produce, as well as new aisle markers and updated store décor. The restrooms will be painted and refurbished, and a new manager’s office will be built.

Additionally, the building will be getting an updated façade, a new front entrance and cart corrals for the parking lot. The store will also replace its existing fleet of shopping carts with new Tops carts.

Throughout the remodeling process, the store will maintain its normal hours of operation – 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.

This is the first remodel of the Tupper Lake store in 10 years. Tops acquired the location in 2001 when it purchased 22 former Grand Union stores.

Tops Markets, LLC is one of six retail operating companies under Ahold USA, one of the leading supermarket operations in the U.S. Tops currently operates 157 Tops Friendly Markets, 205 convenience stores under the Wilson Farms, Sugarcreek and Tops Xpress banners, and 9 B-Kwik Food Markets in New York, Pennsylvania and northeast Ohio. This and other recent news releases can be found on Tops’ website at



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