Grayson County TXGenWeb
"Shop Clay's,It  Pays"


Buddy Clay is one of the better known later grocery store operators. He had stores all over Denison. Clay opened his first store on South Crockett Avenue in 1957 when he purchased the old Armsworthy store. As of the year 2000, Clay is still an active pioneer in Denison, continually mapping out plans for the future.

Clay’s stores covered southwest Denison for many years, with a number in operation from time to time. The William Pearce Grocery Store on South Armstrong Avenue was a popular Clay store for many years. Clay’s also took over the old Perry Taylor store at the northwest corner of Armstrong Avenue and Bullock Street, which at the time was being operated as the Oak Farms Grocery Store. The third Clay store was opened in 1961 at 2229 West Bullock Street, which now hosts a private residence. Clay closed the store and moved it to the corner of Sunset and Loy Lake Road in the 1960s, when he opened a new shopping center at the site. The “Mr. M” Store at Hull Street and Perry Avenue was remodeled and opened as a Clay’s store, serving for a number of years.

A new Clay store was opened in the 1960s in the 2500 block of West Crawford Street, serving that neighborhood with necessary items for quite a while.



Grayson County Index
If you find any of Grayson County TXGenWeb links inoperable, please send a message.
This page is maintained by Elaine Nall Bay 2010