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Valentine’s business sales just lovely

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Many people are facing tough economic times. So, are they still willing to open their wallets for Valentine’s Day?

Some area businesses said this lovers’ holiday is treating them very well.

What better place to look for business on Valentine’s Day than a florist. A steady stream of customers has been flowing into Julia’s Florist Shop in Wilmington for weeks, and even during tough times, business is good.

Julia’s manager Dana Cook said, “Love is a great thing the guys are still coming in, the ladies are still coming and they are expressing that through Valentine’s Day and we are seeing very similar sales to what we had in years past.”

For the hopeless romantic on a budget, Julia’s caters to all price points; flower arrangements can range from 14 dollars into the hundreds.

The jewelry business considers itself recession proof. East Coast Pawn’s jewelry sales are up with people purchasing one-of-a-kind items with a small price tag.

Sales associate Sherry Reid said, “With tax time and like I said the economy, we have had people come in and hit these jewelry cases hard.”

If you’re still looking to earn some brownie points, you can always treat your significant other to a day at the spa. There’s nothing like pampering your special someone.

Once gifts have been exchanged, it’s time to eat, and Italian restaurant Cosmo’s is offering a Valentine’s Day dinner special with complimentary wine and music.

At every business we stopped by, employees reported sales are better than expected this Valentine’s Day.

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videoMany people are facing tough economic times. So, are they still willing to open their wallets for Valentine’s Day?

Some area businesses said this lovers’ holiday is treating them very well.

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