News Release
 May 20, 2014
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

$800,000 renovation gives Sayre shoppers more variety; better shopping experience

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and northern Vermont, today held a grand re-opening celebration to mark the completion of a major renovation of its Sayre, PA Tops Friendly Markets located at 3014 Elmira St. in the Borough of Sayre, PA.

This $800,000 renovation includes many interior improvements, upgraded departments and an expanded product variety. Grand opening ceremonies featured the participation of the Sayre Tops store manager, Gary Hager, Frank Curci, Tops president and CEO, the Sayre store team as well as local dignitaries and community leaders. Community donations were made to local not-for-profit organizations including the Athens Township Police Department, Epiphany School, the Sayre Public Library, Sayre Senior Center and the Sayre Volunteer Fire Department

“In order to continue to provide the best possible service to the Sayre 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 46,317 square-foot store with a fresh, more modern feel. Sayre shoppers will see major upgrades to floral, produce and meat departments and significant improvements were made to the store’s bakery and dairy departments as well as the addition of an enhanced healthy, natural and organic section and expanded bulk section.

Shoppers will enjoy an enhanced Carry Out Café area where they can find delicious prepared foods including an olive and chicken wing bar, Panini case, and hot buffet as well as a seating area for customer convenience. The Sayre store has integrated LED lighting as part of the remodel providing a more energy efficient lighting option.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets – 154 company-owned and five franchise locations under the Tops banner. 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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