BANGOR- One day before Valentine’s Day…
“It’s our biggest single day that we do business,” said Barbara Frye, owner of Chapel Hill Floral.
And a blizzard is not stopping them from filling those orders.
“Well we had planned it last night to come in and the guys all showed up. We also have some girls who live way out of town, about an hour away, and they stayed in town last night so we were all right here in town so it was easy to just pop right in,” said Frye.
But many of the businesses that help to say, “I love you” are left with broken hearts.
“We did only a very, very small fraction of what we should have done today, so i’m hoping people will still come out later in the week and still do their valentines day shopping with us because we’re going to take a huge hit if not,” said Eliza Butler, owner of Specialty Sweets.
Despite the fact that employees were inside building bouquets, dipping strawberries, and packing deliveries, the treacherous conditions made it tough for customers to make their way through the doors.
“Usually the early bird gets taken care of, but today it’s been a little bit different. No one coming through the door as much,” said Frye.
“There were a few people in and there were some phone orders. We were hoping we might get a few more phone orders today but I think that everyone is kind of in snow mode,” said Butler.
And while the weather has made things tough, the show must go on.
“The plan is that we may be open tomorrow and we are really hoping that people come in. We have plenty of strawberries that we will be dipping in the morning, we have plenty of chocolates, and we have plenty of staff who are really looking forward to helping everyone,” said Butler.
Now one big concern from customers has been whether or not their deliveries will make it in time for the big day, but both Chapel Hill Floral and Specialty Sweets are ready to brave the elements on Tuesday to spread the love.