News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 January 15, 2013
CONTACT: Katie McKenna
kmckenna@topsmarkets.com

   
TOPS MARKETS, SYRACUSE COMMUNITY CELEBRATE RETURN OF NEIGHBORHOOD STORE ON NORTH SIDE
Tops’ Steps Up with $1.5M project to Provide Convenient Shopping

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, today opened a new Tops Friendly Markets on the North Side of the City of Syracuse. The new location, now called North Side Tops Markets replaces a store closed by another chain last year.

Tops worked in conjunction with The City of Syracuse, Morgan Management and Syracuse Industrial Development Agency to return a full-service grocery store to Syracuse’s North Side. The addition of this Syracuse location is part of Tops’ overall capital improvement plan and is the company’s second store in the city of Syracuse. Tops opened its first City of Syracuse store at Valley Plaza in late October.

“Tops has a strong commitment to the City of Syracuse and the Central New York community and we are excited to open a Tops Markets at the North Side location," said Frank Curci, Tops Markets President and CEO. "This store is a good fit within our current network of stores; one that will serve the Northside neighborhood and give residents access to fresh, affordable food options.”

“This opening is the culmination of months of hard work from grassroots neighborhood activists, a top-notch economic development team, and dedicated leadership on all sides,” said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. “I am excited our Northside community will no longer have to leave their neighborhood to obtain fresh food. I thank the good people of Tops Friendly Markets and Morgan Management for their vision and leadership in creating what we are opening today.”

Construction on the site began in October, 2012. Now completed, the 28,000 square-foot store proudly offers customers many conveniences and internal and external amenities. The store boasts a full-service deli, bakery and meat and seafood departments as well as a dairy and frozen food departments. Shoppers will see beautiful produce and floral departments and a Tops’ Carry Out Café where customers can find delicious prepared foods as well as an eat-in dining area. For shoppers’ convenience, the store has four self check-out stations, a can and bottle redemption room, and customer service center. The store also boasts a full-service Pharmacy and warm, welcoming décor throughout.

As part of Tops’ deep commitment to the Central New York community, the company presented each of the following organizations with a $500 donation at a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the store on January 15.

• Northeast Community Center Food Pantry • Interfaith Food Pantry • Assumption Church • Northside Food Pantry • All Faith Food Pantry • Ross Towers • Vinette Towers • Open Hand Theater • Catholic Charities of Onondaga County • Interfaith Works - Center for New Americans

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 153 full-service supermarkets – 148 company-owned and five franchise locations under the Tops, Grand Union and Bryant's banners. With more than 15,000 associates, Tops is a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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