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Tops holds grand opening at Irondequoit store

Rochester Business Journal
May 14, 2014

Tops Friendly Markets Inc. on Wednesday had a grand opening ceremony for its 52,500-square- foot store on East Ridge Road in Irondequoit.

The new store employs 145 associates; 62 are new positions.

The full-service grocery retailer’s new location in Depot Plaza has a new prototype design. It is part of the company’s $13 million investment in Monroe County stores. The completed store cost $5 million.

“For Tops to continue to offer the best possible service to the Irondequoit community, we identified this location as a replacement for our original Ridge Road store,” said Frank Curci, Tops president and CEO, in a statement.

Tops has invested $21.3 million in the Rochester area after returning to local ownership five years ago. Stores have opened recently in Spencerport and Hilton. Renovations also include a new fuel station at Tops’ Mt. Read and Gates locations. A Tops Xpress fueling station and convenience store opened on North Winton Road two years ago.

Recently Tops renovated its Brighton location on South Clinton Avenue and opened a new store and fuel station on Jefferson Road. A fuel station at Tops’ Perinton Road location is slated to open in the coming weeks.

“We are committed to investing in the Rochester community and as we look ahead, this region is a market we are looking to grow and expand in,” Curci said in a statement.  “When we invest in our stores, we are investing in the local economy, our associates and our community—and as a local company, that is one of the most important things we can do.”

The supermarket retailer operates 14 full-service stores and six fuel stations and employs more than 1,500 associates in Monroe County.

The company operates 159 full-service supermarkets and employs more than 15,000 people in Upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont.

(c) 2014 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or e-mail service@rbj.net.


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