News Release
 June 27, 2012
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

$1.29M renovation includes exterior and interior improvements

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, today held a grand re-opening celebration to mark the completion of the $1.29 million renovation of its newest location in Hilton, NY. In September 2011, Tops Markets assumed operation of the location, formerly Furnal’s Fresh Market. Located at 98 South Avenue, renovations provide customers with exterior and interior improvements, including an expanded product selection.

“As we take the wraps off the newly remodeled Hilton Tops, we are proud to say that we have worked hard to live up to the promise to provide our neighbors with an increased selection of products, easier navigation and added convenience,” said Frank Curci, Tops president and CEO.

Grand opening ceremonies featured the participation of Tops Markets executives, local community leaders, and store associates.

Specific changes to the store include a new storefront with new exterior signs, improvements to the store’s parking lot including new lights, a new lobby entrance, new flooring, improved customer restrooms, and overall enhanced décor. Customers will also enjoy major upgrades and expansions to the floral, produce, bakery, deli, meat/ seafood, and dairy/frozen departments, as well as an enhanced Tops’ Carry Out Café, where customers can find delicious prepared foods in “grab & go” cases. Included in the renovation was the addition of four self check-out stations and a Tim Horton’s self-serve kiosk offering fresh brewed coffee, select cold beverages and baked goods.

“Over the past eight months, we have listened to shoppers and worked to ensure that customers have an exceptional shopping experience,” said Ken Golding, Hilton Tops Store Manager. “Today, we are excited to show the community that Tops is committed to the traditions that this store was built on and we will keep striving to serve their needs.”

The Hilton Tops Friendly Markets is open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 132 full-service supermarkets – 127 company-owned and five franchise locations. With more than 14,000 associates, Tops is a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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