RULER OPENS: The doors to the new Ruler Foods store opened today after the transition from being a JayC grocery store.   (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie)
RULER OPENS: The doors to the new Ruler Foods store opened today after the transition from being a JayC grocery store. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie)
After being closed for nearly two weeks, the former Madison JayC food store reopened at 9 a.m. today as a Ruler Foods store.

The Madison JayC Store closed on Jan. 28, one day earlier than the date that was given by JayC corporate officials. The corporation closed the Madison, Princeton and eastern Bedford JayC locations and reopened them as Ruler Foods stores. The Princeton and Bedford stores will open next week.

Ruler Foods is described by the Jay C Corp. as a discount and value chain of the company's food stores. Ruler Foods, like JayC food stores, are owned by the Kroger Co. The Ruler chain has locations in Salem and Mitchell as well.

The store's advertisement in The Madison Courier said the store is "carrying on the Madison tradition of Indiana's finest fried chicken."

The store also differs from its predecessor by having customers bagging and carrying their own groceries and renting a cart for 25 cents. The rental fee is returned to the customer when they return the cart inside the store.

The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Cash, person checks, Quest cards, WIC and major credit cards will be accepted at the store.