NORTHVILLE — It’s more than a new paint job.
Tops Friendly Market of Northville is nearing the end of a $400,000 storewide upgrade, the Buffalo area-based supermarket chain announced. The company plans to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday.
This will be the 32nd renovation project completed since the company launched a capital development program in 2019. Northville renovations started in September of 2022.
The refurbished North Main Street location boasts LED lighting, two self-checkout registers and energy efficient equipment, along with sweeping cosmetic changes, repaving and an expanded product selection.
“When it comes to freshness, convenience and variety, you’ll find everything here at your newly remodeled Northville store,” store manager Penny Stout said in a press release. “With inspiring products including a wider selection of cheeses and custom cut meats by real butchers, guests are sure to enjoy all we have to offer.”
Northville is the only municipality on the Great Sacandaga Lake home to a corporate supermarket. Part-timers number 27 and full-timers 12.
While it’s not clear how long the site has been around, newspaper records show that a Grand Union supermarket once existed in the village as early as 1933, three years after portions of the community became part of the lake.
Northville’s 14,000 square-foot Grand Union — one of 21 remaining stores carrying the brand name at the time — was acquired by Tops in 2012 and fully converted the following year.
Tops, Price Chopper/Market32 supermarkets merged as Schenectady-headquartered Northeast Grocery in February of 2021. While boasting nearly 300 combined retail locations, both chains are still function as distinct, separately managed brands.
Tops carries a comparatively smaller footprint in the Albany metro area, holding additional regional locations in Corinth, Bolton Landing, Chester, Hoosick, Coxsackie, Tannersville, Greenville and Johnsburg.
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