Businesses see Valentine’s Day sales extend through weekend

OSWEGO, N.Y. — Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but some Oswego County business are still enjoying the economic benefits the holiday provides.

Usually, the market for valentine-related gifts declines after Feb. 14.  That wasn’t the case this year for Madia’s Flower Shop in Oswego, owner Debra McKinstry said.

“We are quite busy today (Feb. 15) with apology arrangements for people who forgot. A lot of times, people in a relationship kind of except some recognition on a lover’s holiday,” McKinstry said.

McKinstry says Valentine’s Day is one of her busiest days of the year at the flower shop.

“We had thousands of roses that came in,” McKinstry said.

Orders started to roll into her store months before Feb. 14.  Despite the long list of pre-orders, the shop took orders on Valentine’s Day itself.

Dino’s House of Burgers on Bridge Street in Oswego also decided to accommodate customers with an early Valentine’s Day that ran from Sunday to Wednesday, Feb. 14.  The special included two entrees, two desserts or milkshakes and two fountain sodas or two glasses of Ashley Lynn Wine for $29.95.