Some restaurants aren't too happy the storm
decided to hit on Valentine's Day.
It's the busiest night of the year for some
restaurants, including Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Shawn Gardner says they're
taking a hit.
"I think a lot of people were trying to
hold out hoping that maybe the snow wouldn't come but as you can see it
has," said Shawn Gardner, general manager at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.
Gardner says a lot of people from the suburbs
like to venture downtown on a night like this, but it's too risky for many
because of the weather.
"People are that much more hesitant to
come downtown to deal with the roads, the highways, the parking," said Gardner.
Montgomery Inn also received cancellations
tonight, but lucky for them, some opportunistic guests took advantage.
"We've had a few cancellations and we've
had a lot of people call to replace those reservations so we're only down 60
reservations for the day," said Dean Gregory, Montgomery Inn owner.
But this snow isn't keeping everyone from
enjoying a romantic evening out.
"We got four wheel drive, we go where we
want," said Donna Tidwell.
This evening, Donna and Neil Tidwell enjoyed
a nice barbeque dinner, and for them this place is special.
"He proposed to me here 15 years
ago," said Tidwell.
"People are just getting a little touch
of cabin fever and I think nothing was going to hold them back tonight so we're
glad they're here," said Dean Gregory.
restaurants say business has been down the whole winter with all the snow we've
had this season.
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