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Tops buys Big M supermarkets in Elbridge, Jordan

2012-12-06T12:14:00Z 2012-12-06T18:27:04Z Tops buys Big M supermarkets in Elbridge, JordanThe Citizen staff Auburn Citizen
December 06, 2012 12:14 pm  • 

Tops Friendly Markets has acquired three Big M supermarkets in central New York from the Farrugia family, including stores in Elbridge and Jordan.

The company purchased the supermarkets on East Main Street in Elbridge, Mechanic Street in Jordan and a store in Mexico.

The sale is expected to be finalized by Dec. 31.

"We are excited about this growth opportunity for Tops, as we bring these new stores into the Tops family," Tops Markets President and CEO Frank Curci said in a news release.

Michael Farrugia, in a statement, thanked the three communities for their support.

"First and foremost, the Farrugia family would like to thank the Elbridge, Jordan and Mexico communities for their many years of loyal support starting in 1968 in Elbridge, New York," Farrugia said. "Because of this support, we were able to grow into an organization employing close to 200 associates. We feel that the addition of Tops Markets will enhance the ability for future employment as well as the capacity to upgrade these stores to the benefit of these communities for years to come. Again, we thank everyone for their many years of loyal support.”

The three stores have 161 employees. Tops says it will offer the employees positions at the supermarkets and the company will continue to operate the stores without interruption.

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