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Employees of DeWitt bridal store trying to make good after apparent nationwide closure

Employees of the DeWitt location of a nationwide bridal store that apparently abruptly shut down its operations Thursday have taken it upon themselves to make good on a bad situation for customers.

Employees of the DeWitt location of a nationwide bridal store that apparently abruptly shut down its operations Thursday have taken it upon themselves to make good on a bad situation for customers.

Brides and bridesmaids across the country have become furious over the apparent closure of all Alfred Angelo Bridal stores.

"They have not contacted me. I get emails from that place all the time saying 'oh, we're having specials on this dress or that dress,' but nothing to tell me 'oh by the way our store is closing this is what's going on with your dress,'" says bride-to-be Bobbie Wandersee.

Rumblings online show stores all over the country are closing. But the company itself has not publicly commented.

Employees at the DeWitt location told us they learned of the apparent closure the same way the public did, and were just as surprised.

"I was on the schedule to work a shift. I was getting ready for the day and around 12:15pm my assistant manager gives me a call and says, 'we just got off the phones with corporate and as of today all of Alfred Angelo Bridal stores are closed down," says former employee Maggie Kreitsek.

Kreitsek worked at the bridal shop since January. She says there were signs that the company was going under. She says two weeks ago, all of the credit card machines went down and the lack of communication between corporate and the store was alarming.

"We stopped ordering all of our special dresses. We went to immediate purchase off the rack only at 50 percent off. I've worked in retail long enough to know when things go on sale for such a big percentage off, there's some red flags happening," says Kreitsek.

The employees told us they took it upon themselves to open up the shop Friday morning and distribute dresses to those they could, and give customers whose orders hadn't arrived a corporate phone number to contact for a resolution. That number is 888-218-0044.

Several people have been in and out of the store already; some have left with dresses, others with tears.

The corporate offices are located in Del Ray Beach, Florida, and The Palm Beach Post reported that employees at the corporate office left the building with boxes and personal belongings Thursday afternoon.

Alfred Angelo began in 1933 and had more than 60 stores across the US. They sold merchandise in more than 1,400 other stores.

CNYCentral has reached out to the company's corporate offices for information on the situation, but we have not heard back as of this writing.

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