Pittsburgh companies are controlling Valentine’s Day throughout the pandemic

What used to be candlelit dinners in restaurants are now take-away meals. Although the celebrations were a little different this year, businesses across the Pittsburgh area managed to spread the love. Click the video player above to see how local businesses navigated Valentine’s Day. Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 visited Laura’s Monroeville flower boutique to capture the Valentine’s Day frenzy and followed suit with one of their drivers who made some special deliveries. Owner Laura Fedorko said the pandemic, along with the bank holiday, caused a boom in business on a Sunday. “Friday was exceptionally busy, as twice as much should be and then Saturday and Sunday,” said Fedorko. “So we deliver one day for Valentine’s Day in three days. So it was the same amount for three days, it’s huge.” Laura said Thanksgiving and Christmas are very busy for the boutique too. The capacity limits remain in place for the Vue 412 restaurant on Mount Washington. This means that 50% fewer customers and profits are cut in half. “We are very happy that our owners were able to keep us open throughout the pandemic without significant financial loss,” said Jackie Kovic, manager of Vue 412. “My employees went through the wringer with their finances, too.” Jackie said they were learning to live with the restrictions and make adjustments for the time being. They also look forward to warmer weather and tourist seasons when more people could come to visit.

What used to be candlelit dinners in restaurants are now take-away meals. Although the celebrations were a little different this year, businesses across the Pittsburgh area managed to spread the love.

Click the video player above to see how local businesses have navigated Valentine’s Day.

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 visited Laura’s flower boutique in Monroeville to capture the Valentine’s Day rush and followed one of their drivers who made some special deliveries.

Owner Laura Fedorko said the pandemic, along with the bank holiday, spurred business on a Sunday.

“Friday was exceptionally busy, twice as much as it should be and then Saturday and Sunday,” said Fedorko. “So we deliver one day for Valentine’s Day in three days. So it’s been the same amount for three days, it’s huge.”

Laura said Thanksgiving and Christmas are very busy for the boutique too.

The capacity limits for the Vue 412 restaurant on Mount Washington remain in place. That means 50% fewer customers and half the profits.

“We are very fortunate that our owners have been able to keep us open throughout the pandemic without any significant financial loss,” said Jackie Kovic, manager of Vue 412. “My employees are fed up with their finances, too.”

Jackie said they would learn to live with the limitations and make adjustments for the time being. They also look forward to warmer weather and tourist seasons when more people could come to visit.

Comments are closed.