ALFRED ANGELO STORE CLOSURES: 5 things to know


Bridal retailer Alfred Angelo abruptly closed its stores on Thursday night without notice, leaving brides and wedding parties scrambling to pick up their dresses.

The company has more than 60 stores across the U.S., including one location near the Dayton Mall. Here are five things you need to know:

1. WORRIED BRIDES Alfred Angelo suddenly closed all stores Thursday night, causing brides and bridesmaids to rush to stores before 8 p.m. to try and pick up their dresses.

2. DAVID’S BRIDAL STEPS UP David’s Bridal is offering 30 percent discounts to brides who are left without dresses because of the closures. The chain is also offering 20 percent off to impacted bridesmaids. The chain said it was also waiving “rush fees” on alterations.

“We know how much goes into planning a wedding, and we want to ensure that everyone affected by this news can still have the day of their dreams,” David’s Bridal wrote on its website. “If you recently purchased a wedding dress or bridesmaid dress from an Alfred Angelo retail store and did not receive it, we are offering a discount on a replacement dress of your choice.”

3. CORPORATE EXIT Employees at Alfred Angelo’s corporate office in Delray Beach “left the building en masse on Thursday, carrying boxes, plants and other personal belongings,” according to the Palm Beach Post.

4. LOCAL IMPACT Alfred Angelo has a location near the Dayton Mall, where concerned customers lined up outside to pick up their dresses. There were at least three Alfred Angelo Bridal stores in the state — Miamisburg, Dublin and Boardman. There are other stores and specialty shops that carry the label.

5. CUSTOMER SERVICE Customers worried about their dresses are being told by employees of the now-closed Alfred Angelo Bridal store in Miamisburg to call customer service at 888-218-0044 or email predmond@stearnsweaver.com.

FIVE FAST BUSINESS READS

» German grocery retailer Lidl looks to expand in Ohio

»Skyline brings back popular menu deal for limited time

» New GE company to add 40 employees in Cincinnati

»Children’s clothing retailer closing 350 stores, including 3 locally

» Emerson’s $100 million expansion: 5 things to know



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Business

I tried the sensory-deprivation float at Gravity Spa in Beavercreek
I tried the sensory-deprivation float at Gravity Spa in Beavercreek

Upon entering the Gravity Spa in Beavercreek, you immediately get the sense you’re in a place of relaxation — and not just because of the comical sign in the window asking for quietness. You’ll see aquatic-inspired artwork, hear soothing instrumental music, and smell a faint scent of essential oils. The employees are either barefoot...
Brown pushes union pension recovery plan in Dayton
Brown pushes union pension recovery plan in Dayton

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown visited with Teamsters members and retirees Friday to push legislation he argues could save a string of ailing blue-collar pensions. Brown, D-Ohio, visited the Harrison Twp. offices of Teamsters Local 957 to discuss the shortfalls that threaten the union pensions of 60,000 Ohioans and 1.5 million workers and retirees nationwide...
Springfield nursing home investigation: Patient ODs on unlocked pills
Springfield nursing home investigation: Patient ODs on unlocked pills

Two patients allegedly gained access to unsecured narcotics and one of them overdosed at a Springfield nursing home, according to state documents obtained by the Springfield News-Sun. The Ohio Department of Health filed a statement of deficiencies for Eaglewood Care Center, 200 Villa Road in Springfield, after the alleged incident that occurred in...
Popular Springfield restaurant to bring back seasonal food truck
Popular Springfield restaurant to bring back seasonal food truck

Springfield barbeque lovers, take notice: Rudy’s is going mobile again. Rudy’s Smokehouse, the barbeque restaurant touted as a Springfield staple, has brought back its mobile food truck for the season. The restaurant started serving from the truck on Feb. 12. DETAILS: Downtown Springfield restaurant adds featured artist, new menu items...
Gibson guitar company facing imminent bankruptcy
Gibson guitar company facing imminent bankruptcy

Gibson guitar company, which has been a staple brand among various musical instruments since 1902, is facing bankruptcy. According to the Nashville Post, Gibson’s chief financial officer, Bill Lawrence, left after six months on the job and just as $375 million in senior secured notes mature and another $145 million in bank loans become due if...
More Stories