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Tops investing significant amount of money into several local stores

Posted at 10:06 AM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 10:12:22-04

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — Tops Friendly Markets announced it is investing a significant amount of money into several stores across the area.

The grocery chain says the stores will be remodeled and will provide customers with an inviting atmosphere.

According to Tops, the produce, bakery, deli and carry out café areas will undergo an expansion.

Crews will also add new flooring, cart corrals, shopping carts, as well as a whole new interior décor.

Officials at Tops say this is part of a $40 million capital improvement program.

“Throughout our stores, shoppers will see expanded refrigerated produce allowing for more variety and convenience, new offerings including an in store cut fruit and vegetable program, and an increase of antibiotic-free meat and seafood selections,” said John Persons, president and chief operating officer. “We’re also looking to bring a new coffee shop and comfortable sit-down area to a few of our locations which is an exciting addition for our shoppers.”

Stores that will be renovated in the area include:

  • 700 Thruway Plaza, Cheektowaga, NY – Re-Grand Opening – 6/4/19 2:00 pm
  • 12775 Broadway, Alden, NY – Re-Grand Opening – 6/25/19 – 11:00 am
  • 128 W. Main Street, Leroy, NY- Re-Grand Opening – 7/16/19 – 11:00 am
  • 1740 Sheridan Drive, Buffalo, NY

Tops officials say they will also unveil new services where customers will be able to shop online and pick up items they bought at the store without getting out of the car.

“By the end of May 2019 Tops will have twenty stores that will offer grocery pickup service to its customers with expansion into our other major markets on the horizon,” said Persons. “When we create an even more exceptional shopping experience and help make grocery shopping simple, friendly and easy, our shoppers benefit at the end of the day.”