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Austin Formal Wear Store Closes After 21 Years

December 17, 2017 11:49 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- For more than two decades, Belles and Beaus Formal Wear has been providing wedding dresses and tuxedos to the Austin area, but on Sunday, the store closed its doors for the last time. 

Owner Marie Fryer opened the store on Main Street 21 years ago, and after years of putting in long hours, she said she made the decision to retire and spend more time with her family.

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Sunday afternoon several customers remained until the doors closed to get their last few purchases taken care of and wish Marie well.

"I've had several people come in, I've been getting a lot of hugs this week," Fryer said. "Lots of memories, people coming in from 20 years ago up until just a few months ago employees stopping in to say goodbye."

Fryer said she now plans to spend time driving around the country to visit her children and grandchildren and also do some updates to her kitchen alongside her husband.

The unsold dresses will go to other formal wear stores, theater departments and consignment stores in the area.


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