News Release
 May 21, 2013
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

$1.4 million renovation gives Grand Island shoppers more variety; better shopping experience

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 a major renovation of its Grand Island Tops Friendly Markets

This $1.4 million renovation started in early March and was completed on May 19. Located at 2140 Grand Island Blvd, renovations provide customers with many interior improvements, and an expanded product selection.

Grand opening ceremonies featured the participation of Patti Bianco, store manager, Frank Curci, Tops president and CEO, the Grand Island store team and local community leaders. Community donations were also made to four local not-for-profit organizations.

“In order to continue to provide the best possible service to the Grand Island community, this store was identified as a location in need of a major remodel,” said Frank Curci, Top president and CEO. “We are proud that the store’s new and improved features provide an increased selection of products, easier navigation, and an overall better shopping experience.”

Specific changes include new décor throughout the entire store with a fresh, new feel. Grand Island shoppers will see major upgrades to produce, meat and seafood, bakery, and dairy departments as well as an enhanced healthy, natural and organic section. Shoppers will also enjoy an enhanced and expanded Carry Out Café area where they can find delicious prepared foods including an olive and chicken wing bar, Panini case, and hot buffet. The Grand Island Tops renovation also includes a brand new craft beer department with hundreds of local, national and international craft beer choices as well as a dry cleaning service for customer convenience.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 155 full-service supermarkets – 150 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


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