Twelve days after the storm that took power from more than a half million Appalachian Power customers, a few homes and businesses are still without power.
The outage has been a major headache for homeowners without air-conditioning, but in Martinsville it's become a deal breaker.
It's not the outcome workers at Farmer's Foods were expecting.
The slow Martinsville economy already had it's effects on the store, but the recent storms put it in an even bigger bind.
The owner of Farmer's Foods wouldn't let us inside because he says the experience is too emotional for him.
When the storm hit, the store lost power for a weekend.
Not only did workers lose connection to their computer servers, but they lost thousands of dollars worth of food.
All meats, frozen foods, and chilled foods had to be thrown out.
Now the grocery store that just opened last September, is closing later this month.
"It is really sad I've enjoyed working here. I've met a lot of great people; the customers are nice. It's just sad that there's going to be another empty building in town," said Sonya Compton, Office Manager of Farmer's Food.
The owner says his store couldn't recover from the food loss.
Until it closes, all items are on sale.
When the store opened last year 25 people were hired, today the store only has seven employees.
The owner says only one worker is guaranteed a job somewhere else within the company.