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Maria Lawrence, owner of Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, 1122 Commerical St., displays some of the items Tuesday in her store that will be available during the Valentine’s Day sale from Feb. 12 to 14. Other stores that will also have Valentine’s specials include The Sweet Granada, 803 Commercial St., Designs by Sharon, 703 Commercial St. and Twin Rivers Winery and Gourmet Shop, 627 Commercial St.

Many local businesses on Commercial Street are offering specials or events for Valentine’s day.

“We all have different types of valentines, we’ve got our grandkids and we’ve got our co-workers, and of course we have our spouse or boyfriend or girlfriend and significant others,” said Kim Redeker, owner of The Sweet Granada, 803 Commercial Street. “So, we kind of have a neat variety of gifts that kind of fit all those Valentines.”

The Sweet Granada will be selling custom candy gift sets ranging in price from $9.95 to $49.95, but Redeker said their biggest special is the chocolate covered strawberries that are made to order just for Valentine’s Day. These come in half and full dozens for $14.95 and $28.95 respectively.

“We’re having a Valentine’s dinner for sweethearts and it is on Feb. 14,” said Diana Wilhite, clerk at Twin Rivers Winery and Gourmet Shop, 627 Commercial St.  “It’s a four-course meal by Radius, and it has wine pairings.”

The Valentine’s dinner is at 6 p.m. and costs $90 per couple. Those interested must purchase tickets from the winery by Feb. 12 .

Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, 1122 Commercial St., will be offering the second annual Plumb’s Poets on February 12-14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is five dollars per poem, which goes directly to the poet. They also offer exclusive chocolate and lavender truffles.

“We’ll be offering people the opportunity to come in and have an original poem composed for them or someone they love and written out by a poet,” said Marcia Lawrence, owner of Ellen Plumb’s. 

Designs by Sharon, 703 Commercial St., will be delivering rose arrangements with free sweets as a Valentine’s special if they are ordered to be delivered on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of Valentine’s day week. 

“Whenever anyone orders a dozen roses from us, you’ll get four cupcakes, two chocolate and two vanilla along with your dozen rose arrangement,” said Sharon Ewing,  owner of Designs by Sharon. “(They cost) $79.95, that’s arranged in a vase and everything.”

They deliver throughout Emporia, as well as offering other specials throughout the store. 

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