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CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI)-- Another round of winter weather didn’t seem to put the big chill on businesses that make money from Valentine’s Day.  The people who operate Bristol Seafood Grill in Creve Coeur were breathing a sigh of relief.

In January, they lost two and one-half days of business because the frigid cold damaged the building’s pipes. When workers saw the snow moving out of the area fairly quickly Friday they were relieved, romantics wouldn’t be canceling their reservations, tonight they hoped would be a huge success.

Joe Winkler is a managing partner at the restaurant, “I think hope springs eternal. I know for us we’re looking to recover the time we lost in January and after 31 years we have a record number of covers booked for dinner tonight doing well over 800 right now.”

In some places bursts of snow made it look like we were in for several inches. Some roads did cover up and there were plenty of slick spots.  But, it was nothing like we’ve had in the recent past.  People like Carrie Stock are tired of it. “I’m ready to move to Florida. I’m just tired of the cold and even though I grew up in Wisconsin I’ve had enough," she stated.

At Dierbergs floral center, 175 drivers loaded up their vehicles to make 3,500 deliveries without little or no problem.  Dierbergs Transportation Manager Ed O’Brien said, “Very smooth this morning after waking up not knowing what was going to be outside. We had a short period time of snow, but very smooth this morning.”

Drivers encountered slick spots on the roads and slippery sidewalks and driveways but that didn’t stop them from making their appointed rounds.  In one case the bad weather may have resulted in a nice tip, his first in two years.

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