WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — Tops Friendly Markets here plans to close "a handful" of the Penn Traffic stores it is acquiring, the company said. As expected, a bankruptcy court judge on Monday approved Tops' bid of $85 million plus other considerations for the 79 stores operated by Syracuse, N.Y.-based Penn Traffic, which filed bankruptcy last November for the third time in 10 years. Tops is expected to finalize the acquisition this Friday, and to begin announcing some store closures soon ...
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