Rockwood Market owner Tim McGee lost about $9,000 worth of food during last month’s ice storm, but he said the loss is being covered by insurance.
Fresh meat, produce, dairy products and frozen food had to be thrown out when they spoiled, he said.
His market at 315 E. 18th was without power from Nov. 19 until the afternoon of Thanksgiving, which meant he lost customers during the busiest food shopping week of the year.
“It’s hard to measure how much business I lost,” said McGee.
During the outage, McGee stayed open, operating on flashlights and a hand-held calculator.
“It made for a bookkeeping nightmare,” he said.
Despite the lost business, McGee believes his business will survive the setback, and he plans to stay open for his neighborhood customers.