News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 October 13, 2015
CONTACT: Vince Schiano
vschiano@topsmarkets.com

   
THE LAND OF OZ UNVEILED: TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS CELEBRATES ‘OZ’ THEMED STORE IN CHITTENANGO, NY
New store décor pays homage to “Wizard of Oz” author and Chittenango Native L. Frank Baum

THE LAND OF OZ UNVEILED: TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS CELEBRATES ‘OZ’ THEMED STORE IN CHITTENANGO, NY New store décor pays homage to “Wizard of Oz” author and Chittenango Native L. Frank Baum

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont,, today unveiled its new “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” themed store location with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Chittenango, NY. Based off of the famous novel by L. Frank Baum—a native of Chittenango—the store’s décor pays homage to the author’s famous tale which is now celebrating its 115th anniversary.

Throughout the store, Tops shoppers will now see familiar characters and faces like the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Flying Monkeys mentioned in the now 115-year-old tale. In addition to the aesthetic improvements, customers will also enjoy upgraded produce and deli departments. An expanded natural and organic section was also added, offering Chittenango residents the opportunity to purchase healthier food options. A total of $250,000 in improvements was invested into the store.

“Shoppers will soon find out that their Chittenango Tops is unlike any other grocery store,” said Kathy Conners, store manager of the Tops Friendly Market in Chittenango, NY. “Along with our specially-themed store décor, we’re looking forward to offering our shoppers even more fresh foods and brands while saving them time and money.”

Tops executives, along with local community leaders, cut a ceremonial ribbon marking the completion of the store’s renovations. More than $2,000 in donations were also presented to local community-based organizations in Chittenango.

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Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 164 full-service supermarkets – 159 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 www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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