CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Something not all that uncommon on Valentine's Day are last-minute shoppers, and thankfully there were some roadside vendors to help them out Wednesday.
"I do it to sell stuff and make a little money, and help out my family and my kids and grandkids," Martina Tamez said.
Tamez has been setting up shop along Ayers for the last 25 years and her customers said they have been stopping by the vendors for a long time.
"Check out the baskets around here and see different things that they had. Different from the mall," Rudy Valdez said.
"The main reason, to be honest with you, they're here to support us. They like some of work that all the vendors do here, and they like to support us, and that helps us out," Tamez said.
Many of the customers said it's never a stop due to last resort.
"I already got gifts for my wife. It's just something different. Something you can't get at a department store," Valdez said.
According to Tamez, it's a good turnout that improves because of word of mouth.
"Maybe a thousand at the most. But we're getting more every year because it's advertised more," Tamez said.
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