Abrupt closure of Short Pump bridal store leaves customers without dresses ahead of weddings

Abrupt closure of Short Pump bridal store leaves customers without dresses ahead of weddings

Bridal chain Alfred Angelo closed its 62 stores without warning, including one in Short Pump, leaving those who paid for dresses and other merchandise–some just weeks before their wedding dates–high and dry.

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A bridal store in Short Pump has closed abruptly, leaving brides, bridesmaids, and other customers without dresses and other merchandise that many had paid for in full. Alfred Angelo, a national bridal retailer, closed this week without notice after the chain filed for bankruptcy. Customers who visited the store looking for their dresses and other items were shocked to learn they may be out of luck.

WRIC reporter Parker Slaybaugh visited the store after customers complained–several of whom may be without dresses for weddings that were just mere weeks away–to get answers. Employees at the store wouldn’t comment on camera and escorted Slaybaugh and his photographer from the premises after he asked the tough questions. One customer even called Henrico Police after she was told her order wouldn’t be fulfilled even though it was paid for in full.

Read the full report from WRIC and what possible options customers may have right here.

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