News Release
 March 21, 2019
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, LLC announced today that as part of its capital plan a major remodel of approximately $2 million dollars is being invested into its Thruway Plaza store located at 700 Thruway Plaza, Cheektowaga, NY. Expected to be completed in July of 2019, this remodel entails an expansion of the stores produce, bakery, and deli/carry out café areas which will now include seating. Shoppers will also find a wide selection of natural and organic offerings as well as meal solutions to choose from. New flooring, enhanced LED lighting, cart corrals, shopping carts, as well as a whole new interior décor will give the store a refreshed and vibrant appearance. Customers will also notice a new beer/beverage area, renovated pharmacy as well as renovated restrooms. Added conveniences like Tops Home Delivery with Instacart will also enhance their experience.

“We are investing in our stores and rolling out new services like Tops Home Delivery that will make shopping with us even easier" said Frank Curci, Chief Executive Officer of Tops. “When we create an even more exceptional shopping experience for customers, we are able to compete more effectively in today’s highly competitive and evolving market which is beneficial for our shoppers.”

During the normal course of business Tops has also decided not to renew its lease on its property located at 1770 Broadway, in Buffalo, NY. This location is the oldest facility for Tops in Erie County and the business has made the decision with the lease expiring in August of 2019 to no longer operate this location. With the major remodel taking place at the Thruway Plaza location (which is less than two miles from this location), as well as recent renovations that have taken place at other Tops stores, Tops feels it can focus its efforts on these neighboring stores to benefit the people in the immediate area around the Broadway & Bailey corridor. There are 11 stores in a five mile radius and six stores within a three mile radius of the Broadway Tops.

The 57 associates who are currently employed at the Buffalo location will all be offered employment at another Tops. All other Tops stores are expected to remain open, continuing to provide customers the convenience, savings, and friendly service that they expect.

About Tops Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops Markets banner. Tops employs over 14,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in Upstate New York, Northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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