Officials said they received a call about the incident in Greenwood at 10:30 p.m.
The owner told troopers that while he was closing his business for the night, a man with a machete approached him and demanded money.
A man attempted to rob a pizza shop in Delaware with a machete on Friday, only to have the owner throw a pizza at him, according to state police.
"The store owner advised the suspect that he did not have any money and threw a pizza at him, causing the suspect to flee," state police said.
The suspect then ran from the scene and got into a vehicle, driving off northbound on Sussex Highway.