Wedding Gown Store Closes, Owner Disappears

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Where is the owner of a bridal salon in Endicott, New York? That’s a good question, and the brides who haven’t yet received the gowns that they paid for would like to know the answer. The store abruptly closed earlier this week, and the owner hasn’t been heard from.

Customers tell TV station WBNG that it turns out the current owner hasn’t been paying vendors for gowns even accepting payment for them, so they will have to dispute the charges through their credit card companies.

The store’s owner had taken it over recently, and the previous owner of the business still owns the building. She has taken charge of this disaster, and is helping make sure that brides get the dresses they ordered…even if they end up shipped to another retailer.

“She’s doing the best that she can to make sure that everybody stays focused on the brides instead of trying to attack the business, or the boss, or anything like that,” one customer told WBNG about the store’s previous owner.

Customers have been told to check their credit card statements to make sure they were charged in the first place, dispute the charges if so, and find a different source for their gowns.

Bridal salon owner abandons store, brides [WBNG] (Thanks, Sarah!)

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