News Release
 March 12, 2003
CONTACT: Stefanie Zakowicz
716 635 5885

Williamsville, NY … Tops Friendly Markets opened the doors of a new 49,000 square foot store at 9:00 a.m. today. The store, located at 184 South Cascade Drive (Route 219) in Springville, NY, replaces the existing Tops in the same plaza, which has served the community for 22 years.

The new Springville Tops features such conveniences as an in-store Pharmacy, a brand-new CarryOut Café and the Wall of Values, featuring items from the current ad, all to provide convenient, one-stop shopping for today’s time-starved customers. Grocery and meat “Extra Value Zones” offer attractive prices for budget-conscious shoppers.

Upon entering the store, customers are greeted by freshness, as they can quickly take advantage of Walter’s Garden produce department. The Springville store is complete with a Captain’s Choice full-service seafood department, and a Butcher’s Block meat department.

Other key departments in the Springville store include a Baker’s Oven bakery, a Petal Works fresh floral department, and a Relax, Renew, Revive health and beauty department. The store’s grocery and dairy/frozen departments boast a wide array of top national brands and high-quality private label products.

“We’re very excited to be opening this new store,” said Tom Heine, Tops’ senior vice president of store operations. “Over the past 22 years, we’ve worked to become an integral part of the Springville community. Our new store renews our commitment to serving the customers and community that have supported us over the past two decades. ”

Springville Deputy Mayor Jean Moncreiff joined Heine and store manager Gary Thauer in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:30 this morning. The ceremony featured a performance by the Springville-Griffith Institute Jazz Band. To show its appreciation, Tops presented the school with a $500 donation, underscoring its commitment to education.

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 158 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


Attached: Store Fact Sheet

Store Features and Amenities Tops Friendly Markets 184 S. Cascade Drive (Route 219) Springville, NY

 Store Hours – The Springville Tops will be open from 6:00 a.m. until Midnight, 7 days a week.

 Pharmacy - Aside from filling prescriptions, the pharmacy features a consultation room, where customers can talk with a professional pharmacist, who can address various health questions or concerns. Tips for healthy living, including information about drugs, diseases and a good diet, will also be available. Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Customers in Springville will also be able to take advantage of Tops’ Easy Fill program, which enables them to transfer prescriptions and refill orders over the phone or via the Internet.

 CarryOut Café - located adjacent to the deli, the brand-new CarryOut Café offers freshly prepared entrees, rotisserie and fried chicken, pizza, made-to-order sub sandwiches, grilled sandwiches, soup and salads.

 Baker’s Oven full-service bakery – Offers a variety of fresh-baked breads, rolls, cakes, muffins, bagels, donuts and cookies.

 Specialty departments: Deli, Butcher’s Block meat department, Captain’s Choice full-service seafood department, Cheese Shoppe and the Olive Grove.

 Petal Works Floral - A colorful assortment of fresh-cut and arranged of flowers available daily. Special arrangements are available through pre-orders.

 Other departments include: Walter’s Garden produce department. Bulk foods, Dairy/Frozen, and the Relax, Renew, Revive health and beauty department.

 The Springville Tops will also offer many services and conveniences, including:  Western Union Money Orders  Western Union Wire Transfers  Utility Payments  Rug Doctor Rentals  Film Processing  New York State Lottery  Payroll Check Cashing  Postage Stamps  Tops Gift Cards  Phone Cards  ATM  Bottle Returns  Village of Springville garbage stickers  Tops BonusCard offers special savings, BonusCard Rewards, BONUSPERKS, and other benefits. Customers can sign up for their BonusCard when they enter the store.

 By visiting the Tops Website at, Internet customers can access Tops weekly ad flyer on line, look up selected data from their BonusCard accounts and take advantage of Tops “Web Bucks” savings.



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