Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Former Tops locations

Bolton Landing GU which was Tops before and again
Syracuse (Eastwood) - Burnet Ave near NY 635; original Tops stores left Onondaga County in 1986; later P&C and now Bill Rapp Nissan
Mattydale - US 11; later P&C until 1994 and is now Big Lots
New Hartford (Kellogg Mall in Washington Mills and NY 5A) - now Hannaford
Utica (east side) - now Hannaford
Whitehall - Grand Union became Tops in 2001, then closed; now Dollar General
Oneida - NY 5; now Price Chopper
Geneva - NY 5, 14A and 245 and US 20 (moved down the street to maybe old P&C)
Oswego - NY 104; now Tractor Supply
Warrensburg, Bolton Landing (pictured) et al (mainly Adirondack Park) - were GU at first, then Tops, then back to GU and Tops once again (see earlier GU post for more details)
Fulton - now Price Chopper; with Tops now in former Strupplers Big M/Shurfine down NY 48
Hamilton - NY 12A; was Grand Union, then Tops, then back to GU but is now Hacketts
Cleveland, OH area - were briefly in Cuyahoga County; Erie, PA have the closest ones to them now
Buffalo area - Tops' backyard; given the nature of the business, many have come and gone over the decades but even Ani diFranco herself wouldn't know them all yet she'd like them for going indie!  The current count is over 140 yet they count almost 400 total as they include all past locations for tax purposes as one of the smaller stores ultimately absorbed into Tops told me when they still existed.
North Syracuse - US 11 in village; later Salvation Army, now an estate agent
Rome - NY 49; was later P&C but changed back with buyout
Henrietta - NY 252 Jefferson Road, now available (moved around the corner)

Wilson Farms and Sugarcreek Stores were a division of Tops until they spun off into a separate company and were sold to 7 Eleven (I discussed them before and some Wilson Farms became other things).  Tops returned to Syracuse in 2010 when they purchased the lions share of Penn Traffic after their third and final administration (bankruptcy!).

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