Tops Finishes Renovation Project At Its Brighton Store

Dec 10, 2013

The makeover of the Tops Friendly Market in Brighton is now finished.

The $4 million renovation and expansion project includes upgrades to the produce, meat, bakery and dairy departments. It also includes an enhanced organic section.

Frank Curci is the president and CEO of Tops. He says the store's redesign was one of their most expensive ones.

"We always knew we it was going to be a difficult remodel. So it took a long time to really plan out what we were exactly going to do. But boy was it worth the wait. You know from the outside of the store, which is really beautiful now, to each and every department in the store. It's like a brand new store."

Curci says shoppers can also enjoy a larger and enhanced Marketplace Café with a 40-person seating area.

Curci says the Tops franchise is becoming more aggressive in its investments. They are renovating its Henrietta and Irondequoit stores. They are both set to re-open near the beginning of the year. One possible new location could be in downtown Rochester. Curci says the supermarket has its eye on that location.

"You know it's truly just a matter of time that if there's a store down there, we what it to be us. It’s not something that will happen this year. We are looking at several possibilities. There has to be a certain about of density and population in income based. It’s getting near that point and we're excited about the possibilities. But it’s not there yet."

The Brighton Tops has been around for 27 years.