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Businesses try to stay open for Valentine's Day, despite storm

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

Schools have a snow day, but a lot of business owners say they're going to do whatever it takes to stay open for Valentine's Day.

Business is in full bloom at Botanica's on State Street in Montpelier where it's the busiest week of the entire year.

Hundreds of orders are all needed on the same day...for the same reason.

It turns out most people still show their love on Valentine's Day with red roses. In fact, more than half of all Americans gave them to a sweet heart last year.

Down the street, sweet is all they do.

"We try to make Montpelier a sweeter place to be," said Cocoa Bean's Wally Delia.

Cocoa Bean has been pumping out chocolate treats to keep up with the holiday rush which is really more like a sprint.

"Christmas is like a three-week stretch and Valentine's Day is a four-day stretch," said Delia.

These days are also critical for mom and pop shops like Delish.

"They're so important," said Mary Kay Blouin. "That's really what keeps us afloat."

And lucky for them, Americans love showing their affection through food. Fifty-eight-million pounds of chocolate will be sold just this week.

Not to mention, all the other treats like conversation hearts that have clearly kept up with the times and are now asking lovers for tweets.

Businesses are hoping all this snow doesn't sour a day they love, too.

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