Country Porch Convenience Stores, owned by brothers Mike and Gerry Laycock, began in 2005 with a store in Jasonville. Since then, the brothers have run five stores in locations such as Duggar, Sullivan and Linton.
The Clay City plaza will be the brother duo's sixth store.
"We're excited to be adding this location as a part of our growing company," Mike said. "We'll do whatever we can do to support the community. The store seems to already have a good relationship with the community, and we want to continue those things."
The Greene County company doesn't plan to make any changes other than the marketing style.
"We try to be a low price leader when it comes to the marketing of the store," Mike said. "We're excited to see how it works. We haven't operated in an A&W before."
The locally owned and operated company plans to support the community and continue traditions within Clay City.
"The A&W is still going to operate, and all the great and wonderful things (the people of Clay City) are used to getting there will continue," Mike told The Brazil Times. "We absolutely see the convenience store there in Clay City as being a great opportunity for us based on how we operate."
The Clay City Plaza will become the Country Porch on Friday, June 29, and the Laycock brothers plan to purchase more stores in the fall.