A consumers take on shopping in Upstate NY and beyond.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Tops in Hannibal
Made with Microsoft Paint, poor mans Photoshop!
Tops' latest location on NY 3 just past NY 104 in Hannibal is now open. I went just a few days before as the old guard IGA were clearing out as much as possible. It's listed on Tops' site but no article there or the local papers about the soft opening has been released yet. Previously a Big M to boot, the family who owned it were now in their fourth or fifth generation in this country and were ready to move on. I have yet to see the place so the façade may have changed or like some former Shurfine or Grand Unions they bought out in recent memory they just retrofit the old sign instead like my cheap rendering shows (gotta make do!). Now I hope the old Price Chopper in Oswego by Fort Ontario halfway across the county is store #600 (IRS regulations make them count former stores too) but some towards and in New England acquired from ex-sister chain Stop & Shop and their new one Hannaford are next in line. As for the other Great Lakes chain, you have to go to Potsdam or Old Forge now but it's just not the same. A post about them is next.