Urgent Press Release
Fontana Bridal Salon
From: Cory Fontana, Proprietor of Fontana Couture, LLC, doing business as
Fontana Bridal Salon
Re: Closing of Fontana B
ridal Salon, 45 E. Putnam Ave, Greenich, CT
Date: October 9, 2015
For Immediate Release
Fontana Bridal Salon, which has provided bridal gowns for over 70 years to
customers in Greenwich, Westchester and the Bronx, is regretfully no longer able to
stay in business due to the severe illness of one of its principals.
The business, which was started by Anita Fontana in the Bronx in 1942, and has
most recently been located at 45 E. Putnam Ave in Greenich, was operated by Anita’s
grandson, Cory Fontana and his wife Nancy Fontana.
In March, Nancy Fontana suddenly went into a coma. Her doctors diagnosed her
as having an unusual auto-immune virus that was unresponsive to medication. While in
the coma, which lasted four months, her kidneys and liver stopped functioning and she
was given last rights numerous times. While in the coma, she was totally unresponsive.
She subsequently emerged from the coma but remains institutionalized and suffers from
extreme neurological issues. Her liver and kidneys no longer function and she is on
dialysis. She suffers from Stage Four bedsores, meaning the skin has decayed down to
the bone in certain places. Her prognosis is very bleak.
During this most difficult time, not only did the business lose the key employee
who primarily ran the store, but her husband, Cory Fontana, also found that he had to
spend half of his time attending to his wife’s urgent medical needs.
This put an incredible strain on the business to the point that Cory can no longer
Fontana Bridal Salon recognizes how emotional it must be for its customers to
learn at this time that there may be some additional issues involved with obtaining their
Despite the shop’s closing, Cory Fontana is dedicated to working with each and
every bridal customer who placed an order.
Almost all customers who placed deposits for wedding dresses did so on credit
cards. These customers can call their credit card companies and should be entitled to a
Cory will be working with the customers to connect them with the designer and
manufacturer. Most manufacturers have agreed to supply the customers with the
wedding gowns at the wholesale cost. This means that many of the bridal customers
will actually be able to get their dresses for less than what they previously agreed to
Cory is committed to helping each and every bridal customer work through
whatever is necessary to ultimately get their dress. However, because Cory has been
inundated with requests from customers under the circumstances of having to close the
shop, he will be prioritizing his time to help those customers whose wedding dates are
He asks all customers for patience and understanding during this difficult time for
him and his family, and assures them that he will be available to work with each and
Customers can contact Fontana Bridal Salon by sending an e-mail to
Bridal@aol.com. Because there are a number of bridal customers, the shop asks
customers to have patience in having Cory get back to them.
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