WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — No area Tops Friendly Market stores are included on a list of those to shutter by the end of November.
Tops Holding Corp. said Thursday that 10 of the grocery chain’s 170 locations will close later this year. The stores to close include two of the seven in Rochester, two of the five stores in Syracuse and stores in Elmira, Fulton, Geneva, Lyons, Perinton and Saranac Lake.
“The vast majority of our stores are profitable and we are seeing strong customer support continue to drive growth in these locations,” Tops CEO Frank Curci said in a press release. “That said, there are a few stores that are not performing to our standards, due to a number of factors including location, store size, lack of visibility and lease costs.”
Following a February announcement that the firm was seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, company officials reported they would seek permission to close an unknown number of stores based on performance, but predicted the number would be “low.” On May 10, a federal bankruptcy judge authorized Tops to close stores as necessary, but the order did not include a number or which locations…