BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Tops Friendly Markets announced the Jefferson Avenue store will reopen Friday.
A mass shooting occurred at the store on May 14, 10 people were killed and three others were injured. As Western New York mourns with the families who lost loved ones, 7 News wishes to honor their memory. You can learn more about each of the victims here.
Thursday will mark two months since the shooting and there will be a moment of silence and prayer at 2:30 p.m. "to honor and respect all victims and impacted associates and community members," according to Tops. The store will then reopen to the public Friday.
Speaking at a press conference in early June, Tops Friendly Markets President John Persons said the store would reopen by the end of July and would be completely remodeled with a different feel and look.
"Our effort has been towards trying to reopen the store as soon as possible and we will do it in a respectful way. We will do it properly," Persons said during the June press conference.
When previously asked about possibly relocating the store Persons said that would have been a two or three years process. For workers who do not feel comfortable returning to the Jefferson location, Persons said they have plenty of other stores.