In the past year, Peacock Market in Clovis has undergone an ownership change followed by a phase of renovations.
“It was a little tired looking in here,” said new owner Ronald Meyers. “[My wife and I] knew we had to revamp the entire building, so we took that project on. We started renovating about 6-7 months ago and we have completely renovated the entire store.”
The improvements include a new hardwood floor, fresh interior paint, new LED lights, new produce racks, and a new counter for the new soda fountain and coffee maker.
Meyers, however, is not any ordinary entrepreneur that took over the business. He is the son-in-law of John Terzian, the original owner of Peacock Market from 1960-2000.
Terzian still owns the shopping center on Sunnyside Avenue and Tollhouse Road. He was notified that the previous owners were selling the business and relayed the news to his daughter and son-in-law.
After hearing the independent grocery store was going up for sale, Meyers and his wife Megan said “let’s do it.”
“It’s kind of ironic because it was his store at one point and now it’s his daughter and son-in-law’s store,” Meyers said.
In addition to its typical convenience store items and produce, the store offers two restaurant spaces in the back complete with seating. Both venues are leased to Phill’s Corner Grill, who moved over from Valero across the street. One of the spaces focuses on American classics while the other specializes in barbeque.
To celebrate the ownership change and improvements, Peacock Market is hosting a soft opening Saturday, April 28 with free food and entertainment.
“We would like to give to the community and what better way to give to the community than on rodeo weekend?,” Meyers said. “We’re going to caution off part of our parking lot. We’re going to have a dunk tank, a bounce house, face painting, music and just a bunch of activities for the community to enjoy.”