Businesses gear up for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is Sunday and the day of love means big business for florists and restaurants.

KHON2 found out what local businesses are doing to get ready.

It’s already been busy for florists during this week leading up to Valentine’s Day.

In fact they’ve been making about 200 to 300 deliveries per day over the past few days.

At Beretania Florist the doors closed at 5 p.m. but workers plan to stay until at least 11 p.m. Friday working to fill the orders.

What’s interesting is that since Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend florists don’t do as well compared to when it falls on a weekday, but it’s great for restaurants.

“It’s historically slower for a florist because a lot of guy think that they don’t have to send flowers. They can go to dinner and they can take their girlfriends out to the movies or something like that,” said Reece Nakamoto Farina of Beretania Florist.

“For Valentine’s Day this year we’re doing a special dinner buffet. Tomorrow evening, Saturday February 13th, as well as Sunday February 14th, so it’s not our typical Hawaiian American buffet”, The Willows catering director Keri Endo said. “I think this year is just as busy as last year.”

Willows is also holding free vow renewal ceremonies for couples on Valentine’s Day.

If you’re still thinking about going out for lunch or dinner on Valentine’s Day, you should try to make reservations as soon as possible.

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