WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- After two days of being indoors, residents were ready for an evening out, especially on Valentine's Day.
"People were ready to come out tonight," said Natalie Horne with Jeffrey Adams on Fourth.
Horne says some customers in rural areas that received a lot more snow canceled or moved their reservations to Saturday night.
"We filled those right back up with more reservations. People are definitely ready to get out."
Restaurants managers say next to Mother's Day, Valentine's is their busiest night.
Gift stores say they had a lot of last minute shoppers who were unable to get out in recent days due to the winter storm.
"A lot of guys were freaking out because they haven't been able to pick up anything yet," said Dani Winter with Gigi's Cupcakes. The store helped a lot of late shoppers by selling sweets and roses.