UPDATED: 9:00 p.m.
WDBJ7 has learned that power was restored at the Townside Festival Shopping Center Thursday evening.
It's not just households, but businesses that are struggling because of the power outages.
The popular Townside Festival Shopping Center on Franklin Road in Roanoke is a good example.
The center houses Montano's.
The owner tells WDBJ 7, the restaurant has never been closed for nearly a week.
"Hurricanes, floods, snow, whatever has been through here we've never had to close for this length of time," said Marty Montano.
He's losing thousands of dollars a day because he can't serve any meals.
Not to mention, he's had to throw out close to ten thousand dollars worth of food and beer.
"I'm so against having to throw anything away because I love food so much, that's where my passion lies but you have no choice," said Montano.
More than 20 businesses at Townside Festival Shopping Center have been in the dark since last Friday night's storm.
It knocked down several poles and transformers behind the shopping center.
So for six days, customers haven't been able to get a scoop of ice-cream, pick up their dry cleaning, or buy any clothing.
"Well we do have insurance and I have filed a claim with my insurance company and I'm just waiting to hear back what they'll actually cover. I'm hoping they'll will take care of it," said Rhonda Cheatwood.
Power crews arrived Thursday to fix the damaged poles and transformers.
Adding insult to injury, businesses across the street have had power for days.
But Townside tenants aren't complaining, they're just trying to make the best of it.
"That's all you can do and just wait. I've been down here everyday checking things out and I'm just waiting," said Rhonda Cheatwood.
"We always try to make the best of it because that's the only thing you can do, we don't have any choice," said Marty Montano.
Montano's hopes to be back open in time for dinner Friday night.