On Friday, Tops supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., is set to reopen its doors to the public just over two months after an alleged white supremacist went on a shooting spree that left 10 black people dead.
According to reports, Friday’s reopening follows a remodeling and a new design.
The reopening of Tops along Jefferson Ave., which serves the east Buffalo area, is welcome news for residents since it is considered a “food desert” due to its shortage of grocery stores.
A moment of silence will be held at the location Thursday, which marks the two-month anniversary of the May 14 shooting that shook the nation.
Elected officials and community members will reportedly attend that memorial.
It can be recalled that alleged gunman Payton Gendron traveled 312 hours from his Conklin home to target the Tops, which are housed in a predominantly black neighborhood.
Meanwhile, Erie County Sheriff John Garcia said the shooting was racially motivated and called the slaughter “pure evil.”