Wednesday, 13 February 2019 14:30

Winter weather affecting Valentine's Day sales Featured

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BANGOR - The winter weather kept many people off the roads today, making some local store owners nervous about their Valentine's Day sales.

The owner of Specialty Sweets in Bangor said it reminded her of the storm we had just a couple years ago. The owner, Eliza Butler, says the day before Valentine's Day is usually her busiest. Anywhere from 500 to 800 customers come through the door.


"We normally have a line pretty much out the door by this time," she said on Wednesday morning. "Usually people are waiting for us to unlock the doors."


Workers at Specialty Sweets didn't see nearly that much foot traffic early Wednesday, but roads will be much better for Valentine's Day, which is good news for some other store owners.


"I've been watching the forecast for like two weeks because it looked originally like we were going to have three or four days of snow," said Chapel Hill Floral Co-owner Rachel Grass. "I was a little nervous but I'm just happy to see we got it on the 13th and not the 14th."


Her Bangor business is set to make 200 deliveries this Thursday. You can always go directly to a store as well, just be ready for a crowd.


"Please be patient," Grass said. "We will have people directing and getting you in and out as fast as you can."


Alex Bobbyn

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