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New entrance, lights, parking spaces, gas station coming soon in Tops plaza

Last week construction crews created a new entrance, front right, to the Tops plaza parking lot off Route 20. The current entrance, near the Tops sign at left, will close this week. The old Kimberly’s Ice Cream building, at left, will soon be razed and a new Tops gas station built in its place.

Last week construction crews created a new entrance, front right, to the Tops plaza parking lot off Route 20. The current entrance, near the Tops sign at left, will close this week. The old Kimberly’s Ice Cream building, at left, will soon be razed and a new Tops gas station built in its place. Photo by Jason Emerson.

— Tops expects to install the fuel tanks for the gas station in “a week or two,” after which it will begin constructing a new building in mid-May, he said. The gas station is expected to be completed in 45 to 50 days, from start to finish, Muraco said.

Last year, Tops built a gas station on East Genesee Street in DeWitt. Using points acquired through grocery shopping, customers are able to receive fuel at discounted prices.

As part of the plaza lot redesign, all the current light poles in the lot will be removed and new poles installed in different locations. The entire design of parking spaces will be redesigned and repainted, which will add 16 to 20 more spots, Muraco said.

“It will all be much more aligned than it was,” he said.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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