The bridal chain Alfred Angelo is closing down 62 locations across the country after taking some customer’s money and without giving notice to future brides.
Alfred Angelo closed all of its 62 bridal stores at the end of operating hours Thursday night July 13, 2017 after failing to find a buyer to allow the company stay in business. Alfred angelo plans to file for bankruptcy. The lawyer handling the case, Patricia Ann Redmond of at Stearns Weaver Miller in Miami, says she has received more than 7,000 emails about the closures since Thursday night, according to Miami Herald reporter Douglas Hanks.
Employees at some locations reported they were not paid for work this week.
There was no immediate mention of the dire business situation on the Alfred Angelo official website or social media accounts — Facebook and Twitter.
On Sunday night the official website, a message near the header reported that Alfred Angelo had filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 14, 2017, describing that all stores and wholesalers were closed. Margaret Smith was appointed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee with contact information available on the Alfred Angelo website.
The most recent posts on Facebook and Twitter Sunday night were from July 11, 2017 with a wedding dress promotion describing “That mermaid life”.
All stores in Illinois selling Alfred Angelo are independent retailers and authorized Alfred Angelo retailers under a local name.
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