Bridal Spot in Plymouth closes abruptly, leaves brides dressless - KMSP-TV

Bridal Spot in Plymouth closes abruptly, leaves brides dress-less

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PLYMOUTH, Minn. (KMSP) -

The Bridal Spot, a bridal shop in Plymouth, Minn., has closed its doors abruptly, leaving some Twin Cities brides scrambling for dresses and demanding their money back.

"I'm disappointed and somewhat angry," said bride-to-be Molly Meyer. "You put a trust in a business."

Everything was coming together perfectly for Meyer's June wedding. But that fell to pieces when she tried to reach out to the Plymouth bridal shop where the most important women in her life had bought their bridesmaid dresses for the big day.

"The phone just kept on ringing, went to voicemail," Meyer said. "I've been calling every single day for a week and a half at different times."

Unfortunately no one would ever return the call. Instead, Meyer and our FOX 9 crew found the Bridal Spot, along 6th Avenue North, to be completely empty. Without warning, the business seemingly disappeared. Only the store's sign and a Hennepin County eviction notice remain.

"It's frightening," said Carmen Wood, owner of the salon next door. "You want to see the shopping center thrive and somebody goes out. Just shows how bad the economy is."

Wood noticed her neighbor struggling mightily to make ends meet. She said the Bridal Spot began clearing out all their dresses around Christmas, and the store was empty by New Year's.

"I can't imagine what these brides are going through," Wood said. "You don't have that kind of money these days to put on a wedding much less lose what you ordered. It's sad."

Molly Meyer has her fabric swatch from the Bridal Spot and a $151 receipt for one of the dresses. Her bridesmaids all fronted the money back in September and are skeptical they will ever get a refund. That's because when Meyer reached out directly to Da Vinci, the dress designer, they had absolutely no orders on file from the Plymouth store.

"But you've got to get back up. Don't let one person ruin your day," Meyer said, trying to stay optimistic. "All of the girls have been supportive and helping me deal with it. It is what it is."

FOX 9 has tried several times to reach out to Bridal Spot's owner, Debbie Thomas, but she has not returned voicemail messages and we haven't been able to find her.

Meyer says another bridal shop is helping make sure that her bridesmaids have their dresses in time. Her biggest worry now seems to be other brides who may have lost their wedding gown purchases through this business.

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