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Tops in Lewiston unveils makeover

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One of Tops Friendly Markets’ five franchised locations has undergone an extreme makeover.

Anthony DiMino cut the ribbon on his newly renovated, Center Street store in Lewiston Wednesday. He spent $900,000 over the last two years upgrading every department in the store.

The store has eco-friendly upgrades, such as LED lighting and energy-efficient coolers, all new decor with earth tones and dark wood, and expanded produce, deli, cheese, carry-out cafe, organic and natural food sections.

DiMino’s father, Alphonso DiMino, first opened the Tops franchise in 1964. Most of the original franchised Tops locations were bought back by the company during the 1970s, but five of Tops 153 grocery stores are still franchised.

The Tops Markets on Grand Island Boulevard in Grand Island will unveil its newly remodeled store Monday. The corporation invested roughly $1 million to completely overhaul that store.

-- Samantha Maziarz Christmann

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