BATAVIA — Tops Friendly Markets cut the ribbon Thursday on $3.5 million in renovations which had been going on since August, leading to more selections and a “refreshed, modernized appearances,” the store said.

“Our customers will find a wider variety of organics and fresh produce. Local growers will find expanded grab-and-go meals, things prepared to go. We have a new Brew Market, which features local beers and a new cheese shop to feature international cheeses,” said Kris Ponzi, Tops store manager.

To stay hydrated, there is an expanded section of the store dedicated to waters, seltzers, and sparkling waters, including many imported varieties, which are on trend, Tops said. Tops increased its support by enhancing not only the selection of local favorites, but their overall offerings in the Brew Market. And when ordering online, shoppers can even get all of their favorite traditional and craft beers, hard ciders, and seltzers delivered right to their homes.

The store’s remodel includes the pharmacy, that has a new, safe and convenient waiting area which provides a variety of services to the community seven days a week. The Batavia Tops Pharmacy, along with 50 other Tops Pharmacy locations throughout our region, are also the locations for COVID-19 vaccinations. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations visit www.topsmarkets.com/COVID19vaccinations.

Tops shoppers can also save time by utilizing Tops grocery pickup and delivery services.

“With fast, online ordering, get your favorite items and the best deals in town that you love delivered from our store to your door in as little as two hours,” Tops said. Customers can visit TopsMarkets.com/ShopOnline and enter their ZIP code to get started.

Also new in Batavia, an in-store program called “Flashfood” that allows customers to purchase food nearing its sell-by date to save money and to help reduce food waste. Items like fresh produce, meat, deli, bakery, and dairy, may be listed at up to 50% off on the Flashfood app and then are available for easy pick up inside the store. Because of its tremendous success, Tops now offers this service at 33 store locations.

“The community of Batavia is very important to Tops Markets and they wanted to invest in the store that everybody shops at. We’re very thankful to the community with their patience during this renovation and we hope you come and visit us soon,” Ponzi said.

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