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Friends and strangers may save the Akron bridal shop hit by the Ebola scare
Owner had announced on Facebook that the business could no longer make a go of it

Tim Rudell
Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal announced it's going out of business at 1220 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron
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The Akron bridal shop that took a real financial hit following the visit of Dallas nurse Amber Vison may survive. WKSU’s Tim Rudell says something unexpected has happened at Coming Attractions  Bridal and Formal.

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Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal owner Anna Younker said this week that her customer base of 21 years is gone; “it’s over” for the business, and she’s shutting it down.

Then the calls started: from friends and even people she didn’t know talking of financing and options like crowd funding -- and from Akron Mayor Don Plesquellic.

Kaylay Litz Kayla Litz is Younker’s store manager and friend.

“We’ve had people call and ask permission to start the ‘Go Fund Me accounts,’ and we’veShow room and checkout at bridal store had an offer from the mayor for assistance -- with a possible new location that the city of Akron could help us with. We just never expected anything like this.”

Litz says liquidation of the Tallmadge Avenue store must continue to meet obligations. But the possibly of reviving the business is alive again.

Litz on the pressure facing Coming Attractions:
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