CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — With Valentine's Day around the corner, many local businesses and restaurants are preparing to make this holiday even sweeter.
Local businesses across the city have created some date-night specials and events for families to enjoy throughout the weekend, and on Valentine's Day.
Kris Tovar, a pillar in the local business industry, has created several Facebook pages where small-business owners team up together and support one another.
On social media under the hashtag, #localslovecc, local business-owners are able to keep a compiled list of events, sales, and other festivities.
"If you know a small business that is not part of our group please invite them! Together we can make a difference," Tovar said.
Many small businesses have taken a hit financially since the beginning of the pandemic, but with reinforcement from the community, countless mom-and-pop shops continue to thrive.
Take a look at the list we compiled of small businesses in the area having Valentine's Day specials throughout the weekend:
Let Them Eat Cake & Eatery - Chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-covered cherries, and breakable hearts will be available for purchase.
Sal's Bronx Pizza - Valentine's dinner specials include dinner for two for $75. Includes choice of appetizer, salad, entree with fresh-baked focaccia, and dessert.
Atomic Omelette and Grill - Red velvet pancakes and strawberry pancakes available.
Comanche Corner Cafe - Fun chocolate mousse party kits for children and adults are available for purchase.
1 qt Chocolate Mousse
1 pt Lightly sweetened vanilla whipped cream
1.5 lb washed fresh fruit, premium nuts, select candies, fresh mint leaves
Each kit feeds 4 to 5 people for $49
Sal's Bronx Pizza - Live jazz music on Monday, from 6-9 p.m. Live comedy show on Monday, from 9:30-11 p.m.
The Crown Jewel - Gift cards and various beauty services are available for purchase.
Rhinestone Gal VIP - Valentine jewelry, outfits and gift cards are available for purchase.
Ocean Wave Therapeutic Massage - 60 minute massages for $50 are available for purchase.
Rose Soiree - Beautiful flowers and gift baskets are available.
Diamond Island by St. Eve's Noel - Custom jewelry available for purchase.
Body Concepts - Gift cards, specials on Botox and filler are available.
Ezekiel Diamond Co - Gold-dipped roses , jewelry, and other gifts available for purchase.
Rhinestone-Gal - Valentine attire, jewelry, and gifts are available for purchase.