Melting chocolate prompts closure

July 8, 2010

Martinsville Candy Kitchen sits in the heart of downtown Martinsville and is known for its fine chocolate. That chocolate turned into a gooey mess this week after the air-conditioner broke during the summer heat wave. The shop says it had no choice but to close up until the air-conditioner can be fixed. The shop is a downtown tradition for Morgan County residents. The late basketball coach John Wooden thought so much of the candy that he had it flown to him in California.