News Release
 January 20, 2015
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

$1.25 million renovation delivers enhanced shopping experience for Buffalo residents

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, today announced the completion of a major renovation of its South Park Avenue store, located in the City of Buffalo. The Tops store located at 1460 South Park Avenue underwent a $1.25 million renovation, and features new décor, increased product variety and an overall enhanced shopping experience. The renovation is part of Tops’ overall $5 million investment in its City of Buffalo locations, including two additional store renovations.

“Our South Park store is located in one of Buffalo’s most historic and unique neighborhoods, and has been a part of the fabric of that community for 43 years,” said Frank Curci, Tops’ chairman, president and CEO. “We are always listening to our customers and neighbors and have made significant changes and improvements based on that feedback.”

New amenities and changes at the 58,869 square-foot store focus on providing customers with an improved shopping experience and product selection. The renovation includes exterior improvements and enhanced décor throughout the entire store. Renovations also include an expansion of the store’s Hispanic and Jamaican foods selection, an increased variety of natural, organic and gluten free products and an expanded pharmacy. The store’s produce department underwent a major transformation with the addition of a wider variety of organic products as well as new flooring and cases, designed to highlight the department’s fresh offerings.

More than 25 jobs have been created at the South Park location as a result of the renovation, and hiring is expected to continue throughout the year.

“Knowing we have a diverse community here in South Buffalo, we pledged to make improvements that cater to the needs of our shoppers,” said Pat Golden, store manager at the South Park Ave. Tops. “We are proud to present to our neighbors with a store that is even more customized to fit their needs.”

In addition to the South Park Ave. Tops location, Buffalo residents have seen major changes at two other Tops stores. The Tops Markets located at 345 Amherst St. and 1770 Broadway both have undergone changes to make for an easier and better shopping experience. The investments at these locations totaled $3.75 million.

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Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 162 full-service supermarkets – 157 company-owned and five franchise locations. With more than 16,000 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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