Squeezing in last minute shopping on Valentine's day
POSTED: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 7:35pm
Tyler Tx, (KETK) — Valentine's day is here! And men are rushing into stores grabbing last minute Valentine's day gifts.Thankfully Brookshire's grocery store sets up a Valentine's tent for those last minute shoppers.
Fresh employees said men were lining up at 7 a.m. waiting for the white tent to open. This is the second year Fresh set up their Valentine's day tent. They started planning in December, pre-ordering the flowers. They have the tent open for two days the day before Valentines day and Valentine's day and they will be open until 9 p.m. They said last year, it was crazy and they usually sell out almost everything in the tent. But this year, they took requests from some shoppers and have some more additions to pair with their roses, chocolates and champagne.
"The new things we have are the "I wuv you" which is the puppy dog made out of carnations, we have the heart to heart which is something very classical something traditional and then we have the everyday roses which is always a big hit," said Fresh floral manager Shellie Jacob.
Men are happy they have a place they can run in and out of and not cause a situation with their loved one on Valentine's day.
"Thank goodness for Brookshire's and Fresh to be able to provide this tent and temporary facility for men like me to take these flowers to our wives, "said last minute shopper Skip Ogle.