Brides and bridesmaids across the country are scrambling because of the apparent closing of the Delray Beach-based wedding dress company Alfred Angelo Bridal. There are reports from multiple cities of brides showing up to get their wedding gowns only to find the store closed.
Social media postings began circulating Thursday saying that the company is going out of business.
The company’s store in Sunrise was closed Thursday night and had a sign in the window directing customers to call a law firm and in Coral Gables store employees would not comment, WFOR-Ch. 4 reported.
A sign at the bridal retailer’s location in Tampa told customers with concerns to call Miami-based attorney Patricia Redmond at 305-789-3553, television station WFTS reported.
In San Antonio, Texas, police told television station WOAI that dispatchers received 911 calls about the closure.
In Reno, Nevada, KRNV-TV reported that employees at the Alfred Angelo Bridal store there were trying to assist panicked brides even as an imminent closure was looming,
“I tried to pick my dress up but they said they didn’t have it,” bride-to-be Caitlyn Sylva told the station.
The company has yet to comment but multiple news reports have indicated that a bankruptcy filing is inevitable.
The retailer is at least 60 locations in the U.S. and more than 1,000 worldwide.
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