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‘Something for everyone’
By Jackie Zimmerman/Publisher
FLOYDADA — Floydada’s newest business will be offering the community something different, something better and lower prices, according to its owners.
Click Clack’s, a convenience store and gas station, is opening in the former Conoco location, which was owned by Linden Morris, at 420 S. Second St. Morris said he decided to sell the store and gas station because his children will not be coming back to Floydada so there was no need to hang on to it.
“I will miss the people. I enjoyed visiting with people,” he said, adding he plans to spend his time with his grandchildren and keeping busy with other business interests.
Click Clack’s is locally owned by Producers Cooperative Elevator, and it will have a whole new look and feel than the former Conoco store and the current Producers Cooperative store and gas station near downtown, said Seth Stephens, general manager and CEO of Producers Cooperative.
Remodeling is expected to be complete and everything in place in the next 30-45 days, Stephens said. “It’s going to be very inviting.”
Stephens said the cooperative board is taking this to a private company so it will no longer be affiliated with Conoco.
“It will be an all-around new business with the new name and new branding. We have been working on this for a long time. Our board is very forward thinking and they are allowing me to try new opportunities.”
Stephens said they will maintain the current 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. hours but he said he would like to expand the hours in the future.
While this will be owned by Producers Cooperative Elevator, it will be completely different from the farm-centric gas station and store the cooperative currently operates at 210 E. Missouri St. in Floydada, Stephens said.
“This will be completely separate from Producers Cooperative,” he said. “This will be mainly a retail convenience store. Cooperatives are founded on the principals of bringing everyone together to combine buying power to get customers better deals, and this new store is similar to that.
“We are excited to branch out and try new things. We will have a lot of different offerings for current customers and for those who don’t make it downtown to other current businesses.”
Stephens said the board of Producers Cooperative wants to make this a private entity in order to offer items, including gasoline, at a less expensive price.
“Our main goal is to increase our volume to offer more competitive pricing. Floydada is usually as a whole more expensive on gasoline than Plainview or Lubbock,” Stephens said. “By increasing our footprint, getting more volume, we will be able to lower prices and give our community a little reprieve from the higher prices.”
Click Clack’s will offer items for everyone. Stephens said he believes many people do not patronize the store located downtown because they feel they have to be farmers to buy there. That is not true, he said. While the store carries products specific for farmers, anyone can shop and buy gas.
“Our new store is for everyone,” he said. “We want to offer Floydada another option as well as provide travelers a place they know they can come into, trade with and will be clean and have what they want.
“We will have a lot of new products including more Lottery tickets, beer and other items that are hard to come by in a small town.”