Get your last minute chocolate, roses at Valentine's Day drive-thru

Posted at 10:30 PM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 23:30:05-05

Valentine's Day means big business for local retailers.  The National Retail Federation says the average person will spend $142 in the name of love. 

More than 50 percent will buy candy and about 40 percent will purchase flowers.  One of the most popular places in town to stock up on gifts is the Valentine's Drive-Thru at State Fair Park. 

"All you have to do is pull up, place your order, drive around to the other side and we will bring it out to you and you can drive off.  It takes about two minutes," said Tracy Wey.

Two local businesses team up on their busiest day of the year.  Ultimate Confections dips the chocolate, and Locker's Florist wraps the bouquets.  Customers say the concept is easy and fun. 

"The roses are for my wife, and the strawberries go to the my kids," said Bill Scallon.

"You can drive through and it's quick and convenient, and I'm handicapped so it kind of helps," said Brad Bailey.

"It's cold out, it's windy out, this is nice and fast," said Jamie Freier.

The drive-thru is open Valentine's Day from 7am-8pm.  The tent is between 76th and 84th.

The NRF says Americans are in line to spend a record $18.9 billion on Valentine's Day gifts this year.