Buffalo Tops reopens two months after mass shooting
BUFFALO, N.Y. (NBC/WHEC) – Two months and one day after 10 black people were shot and killed inside a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, the store has reopened.
Around 8 a.m., the doors opened to the public for the time since the horrific mass shooting on May 14th.
Tops President John Persons previously said it would take too long to build a new store, especially given the immediate needs of the community.
But not everyone is happy to see the store reopen. A small crowd stood outside holding signs calling the reopening "too soon."
According to Tops executives, three-quarter of employees who were working inside the store at the time of the shooting plan to return to work with another 10 percent saying they need more time.