Businesses Across The Area Getting Creative To Attract Customers During Valentine’s Day Weekend

CHARLOTTE, NC. —  Listen up, lovebirds! The pandemic doesn’t have to bring down the mood. Bussiness across our area makes whatever kind of romantic evening you have, work—restaurants offering unique takeout options. Fin and Fino in uptown are to-go oysters and champagne, filet and red wind, and dessert cocktails.

“With the decreased capacity, you need to come up with different revenue streams,” says owner Jon Dressler.

Dressler expects a 30% to 35% t loss compared to Valentine’s day last year.

According to the National Retail Federation, 24% of people surveyed will celebrate with an evening out this year. That is down from 34% last year. 41% are planning a special dinner or celebration at home. If you want to get out of the house, the AC Hotel in South Park offers a date night staycation package. Including late checkout, rose, desserts, and cocktails.

“We have to take every opportunity and see what we can do to attract business and give people more comfortable with travel,” says General Manager of the hotel Taylor Lugar.

“We can’t gather and have this big event, so what can you take with you and still have some fun and still interact with everything going on,” says General Manager of Spindle Bar & Billy Sunday Stephanie Andrews.

Andrews says usually they’d have huge events with tons of people. This year, socially distant Gallentine’s day trivia and crafts. And to-go cocktails.