Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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April 5, 2014

Tops celebrates Grand Re-Opening

GREENSBURG – Tops Home Center True Value, a staple of the Greensburg business community for more than 20 years, celebrated their Grand Re-Opening Friday with a ribbon cutting to officially unveil the recently completed renovations.

In addition to staff, Tops owner Allison Vores was in attendance, as were two representatives from True Value corporate, several True Value employees and Greensburg Mayor Gary Herbert. The atmosphere was festive despite the intermittent rain that forced the ceremony inside the store.

Tops, which opened in Greensburg in the early 1990s, began renovating the outside of the store in last August, hoping to have the exterior improvements finished before winter. The store received a new metal façade to replace the weathered wood that had been there for years. The Lawn & Garden center was also given an overhaul and new signage was put up as well. In addition, the parking lot was redone, providing a smooth surface for customers.

Inside, many changes were made to provide a better shopping experience for customers. General Manager Rick Butcher said the changes he thinks will prove the most useful in regard to shopping experience is the wider aisles and more open store layout.

“We knew it was time to remodel; we wanted to make a more enjoyable experience for the customers and to expand some areas,” Butcher said.

Several departments saw extensive expansion, but every department received at least some additions. In particular, Butcher said the Pet department, Farm & Ranch department and the inside Lawn & Garden department all grew significantly. He added that the Electrical, Plumbing and Lumber & Building departments all remain strong.

Expanding the amount and variety of merchandise the store carries isn’t all Tops changed. There is now a remodeling consultant to help prospective do-it-yourselfers select the right products for their project, such as cabinets or appliances. The consultant doesn’t have a degree in interior design, but she does have significant experience with remodeling.

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