Storm causing Valentine's Day woes for shop owners

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February 12, 2014 3:39:52 PM PST
Area florists and candy shop owners are scurrying to meet customer demands in the face of another winter storm.

Trillium Flowers in Ardmore is trying to get as many orders delivered today as possible because come tomorrow all bets are off.

"A little bit of tension. We have the product, but it's a matter of getting it from point A to point B," Wally Heppenstall of Trillium Flowers said.

Extra workers were called in to handle the overflow of orders from customers hoping to get their love arrangements to their significant others on time.

Trillium isn't expecting to make many deliveries tomorrow if any and the owner is concerned what the cold temperatures could do to his floral creations.

"Mother Nature worked real hard to get this to be so pretty and Mother Nature also can make it look pretty darn ugly pretty darn quick," Heppenstall said.

Local candy shops like Chocolate by Meuller at Reading Terminal are also feeling the pressure.

Because husbands and boyfriends tend to be last minute Valentine shoppers, shop owners say if you didn't get you love treats today, there are no guarantees for tomorrow.

"We're planning on being open. Our worry is if our staff is going to be able to get in," Glenn Mueller of Chocolate By Mueller said.

When you do get in, choose from chocolate noses to strawberries or even chocolate covered onions for your sweetheart.

The onion is sure to bring a tear to her eye.

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