Tops announced it will assume operation of Budwey's on N. Main Street in Newfane. There are approximately 74 total employees at the Newfane location and each of whom has the option of applying for continued employment with Tops Markets.
“Budwey’s has been an important part of the Newfane community for many years and we plan to continue the tradition of providing shoppers with an outstanding shopping experience,” said Frank Curci, Tops Markets president and CEO. “Customers will see the same familiar faces, providing the exceptional service that they have come to expect.”
The sale of the Newfane store is expected to close on August 4. After that time, Tops will make minor changes to the 22,000 square-foot store including new interior and exterior signage and décor and the integration of Tops brand products onto store shelves. The store will physically close by July 27th and reopen as Tops Markets on August 9th.“Tops proposed the idea of purchasing this store, and it was an offer I couldn’t refuse,” said Frank Budwey, owner of Budwey’s Markets. “The sale of this location allows key management to focus efforts on strengthening our business at the North Tonawanda location. It’s been great having a business in the Newfane community, we loved our little store in the country and my sister Jennifer Schumacher and I will miss everyone. We discovered all of the great amenities that this area of Niagara County has to offer, and we will continue to support it.”