SOMERVILLE, NJ - Restaurants throughout the downtown district are offering a mosaic of fine dining and romance for Valentine's Day, with other merchants eager to accommodate those looking for that perfect gift for sweethearts and significant others.

The Downtown Somerville Alliance is working with dozens of restaurants and specialty shops to promote the Valentine's Day celebration and to be certain that love will be in the air for those who visit in the weeks and days leading up to Feb. 14th.

Everything from gourmet chocolates and French pastries to customized t-shirts and floral arrangements are to be had from merchants on Main Street and Division Street, as well as specialty beverages and romantic dinners for two at dozens of popular restaurants in the downtown district. Many of the restaurants will offer prix fixe menus. Reservations are suggested.

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The DSA s asking merchants to submit a description of their Valentine's promotions by Jan. 13th for inclusion in a variety of online promotional materials.

Natalie Pineiro, executive director of the DSA, circulated an email message to merchants seeking their input:

- Is there a special that you are running for Valentine's?

- Are you offering any unique experiences that day for your customers?

- Let us know so we can promote you.

The DSA website is; the Facebook link for the DSA is