Valentine’s Day is just around the corner on Thursday, February 14th. This year, we challenge you to shop, eat, and have fun locally on Valentine’s Day! The downtown Wytheville business district has more restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues this year than it’s had in decades, so there’s no reason not to spend a day with your sweetheart right here in Wytheville. And the best part is, local loves you back! Did you know that for every $10 you spend in a locally owned establishment or small business, nearly $7 is returned to the local economy? If you shop at a big-box retailer or national chain, less than half the money you spend stays in the community. Patronizing small businesses is an investment in your community, it’s better for the environment, and it helps out your neighbors—it’s a win for everyone involved!
Downtown Wytheville offers all kinds of places to shop for Valentine’s Day gifts, from the traditional flowers and chocolate to some outside-the-box options. You’ll find a gorgeous selection of flowers and floral arrangements in addition to wine, chocolates, plush bears, and other gifts at Petals. Coulters Florist offers a lovely floral and gift selection as well. P.R. Sturgill Fine Jewelry boasts a wide selection of unique estate jewelry in addition to Pandora, on which they’re offering a special: get a free pair of sterling silver heart earrings with the purchase of $125 worth of Pandora. Sabika fans can get their fix at Wytheville About Face, where you’ll also find high-end skin care, bath and body products, and gift cards for spa services including massages and facials. Looking for something you can’t find anywhere else? Try JoJo’s Attic, home to thousands of antiques and handcrafted goods.
It’s hard to go wrong with delicious treats for Valentine’s Day, and our downtown restaurants have everything you need to make this the tastiest holiday of 2019! Check out the wildly popular local favorite, hand-dipped, chocolate-covered strawberries from Flourz Deli and Sweets. You’ll want to preorder by calling (276) 227-0959. Cedar Bay Café is offering an entire menu dedicated to Valentine’s themed goodies and gift baskets including French macarons, brownie hearts, cupcakes, cookies, and more. You can also grab some very special chocolate-dipped strawberries and cream pops at Wiffle Pops for a limited time, and don’t forget about the fresh-baked donuts and bagels at Olykoek.
Gone are the days when you had to drive to Abingdon or Christiansburg for a nice dinner date. Graze on Main is offering a special Sweetheart’s Dinner on February 14th, 15th, and 16th with four courses for two plus a bottle of wine for just $75; reservations are recommended by calling (276) 223-2334. 1776 Log House Restaurant has a menu full of Southern deliciousness to choose from. If you’d rather spend a cozy night in, Cedar Bay Café has a Valentine’s Day dinner-to-go menu featuring your choice of an entrée, two sides, and a fresh-baked dessert—just call (276) 227-0556. If a lunch date is a better fit for your schedule, the downtown area has you covered with Chau’s Corner Bakery, The Girl’s Café, Skeeter’s, Moon Dog, Open Door Café, Cedar Bay Café, Wiffle Pops, and Flourz serving up lunchtime menus!
Get ready for a night out on the town at a museum, gallery, or brewery right here in Wytheville! Fancy an early Valentine’s date with a historic twist? The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum will present “The Courtship Letters of Mr. President and Edith” on February 8th. You can catch some live music at 7 Dogs Brewpub February 14th (Adam Musick), 15th (Morgan Wade & the Stepbrothers), and 16th (One Side Missing). For something old that’s new again, try out Couples Blues and Swing Dancing on Valentine’s Day at Wytheville’s new art gallery and entertainment venue, Local Artists & Sellers.