Local Merchants Feel The Valentine's Day LovePosted: Updated:
When you think of Valentine's Day, there's a good chance you think of teddy bears, balloons or flowers.
"Red roses, just bottom-line, we've sold thousands and thousands of red roses," said Sherwood Florist owner Kevin Kitto.
And that makes for a busy day for businesses that sell those items.
At Sherwood Florist in Watertown the phone was ringing off the hook and there were lines at the register all day. The flower shop also had six trucks out on the road to make close to 300 deliveries.
Kevin Kitto/ Owner of Sherwood Florist: :10 "This is the single busiest floral holiday that there is," Kitto said. "Mothers' Day is very busy, too, but it's spread out throughout a week -- this is all in one day. It's the Superbowl of Flowers."
Another business that's busy on Valentine's Day is liquor stores. Here at Gateway Liquor, they've been selling wine all day.
Restaurants, like Sboro's Restaurant and Chop News in Watertown, were busy, too.
"Very busy, very busy," Sboro's hostess Michele Capone said. "We take reservations a couple weeks leading into this day."
Without reservations, you were out of luck. Sboro's was completely booked from 6 p.m. until closing.
It was a chaotic day for sure that paid off in the end.