CLIFTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey bridal shop suddenly closed its doors and now dozens of brides-to-be are fearing they may not get their gowns in time for their weddings.
Dozens of people camped out behind Bridals by Roma in Clifton on Tuesday trying to get their gowns after being told the store is closing.
1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports
“I am disgusted. It’s a disgrace. They have my full payment for my dress and they only took the last payment 10 days ago. So they took it knowing they were closing,” bride-to-be Bobbie Jackson told CBS 2′s Christine Sloan.
Jackson said she paid $2,000 for her dress and the only information the store gave her her was the following:
“They called me last Tuesday to pick up my dress and told me they were remodeling and I would have to keep my dress temporarily and I could bring it back when they were done,” Jackson said.
With a wedding in October, Melissa Huckabee said she didn’t even get a call for the $1,600 dress she paid for. She’s worried.
“You got to find another dress, get alterations and everything and it’s already paid for,” she said.
Someone in the store appeared at the back door every so often and called people inside. Marie Fata was able to get bridesmaids dresses for her daughter’s wedding, though they were still not altered.
“We got our dresses and the little girls’ dresses are still at the place,” she said.
CBS 2′s Sloan tried to get answers, but no one opened the door. A sign in the front said the store was closed and offered no explanation.
A woman claimed to have worked at the store for 31 years said the business was about to go bankrupt and that she left and no longer works there.
Another sign on the shop said the store was closed because the seamstress was ill.
The people waiting outside the store said they would wait until they get their gowns.
CBS 2 tried several times to get answers, but the person calling people inside the store had no comment.