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Former Alfred Angelo gowns up for sale in Greece

More than 500 bridal gowns will be on sale at the former Alfred Angelo Bridal store on Ridgeway Avenue later this month. (WHAM photo)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM) - It's something beautiful coming out of something terrible.

More than 500 bridal gowns will be on sale at the former Alfred Angelo Bridal store on Ridgeway Avenue later this month.

The Fairy Godmothers of Greater Rochester (FGGR) will be hosting the sale from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28.

All dresses will be 60 percent off retail price on Saturday and 75 percent off retail on Sunday. Some of the dresses are at a retail price of more than $1,000.

The dresses are part of a bankruptcy settlement between Alfred Angelo Bridal and Alloco Real Estate Management, the management company that owns Erie Canal Commons shopping plaza. The plaza housed the former bridal store. Alfred Angelo abruptly closed all of its stores in July of last year.

“I would much rather help the community than try to find a buyer for the inventory,” said Joe Alloco, president of Alloco Real Estate Management. “I heard about Fairy Godmothers and thought they were a great fit for these dresses.”

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale will go to FGGR. Fairy Godmothers of Greater Rochester (FGGR) is a non-profit organization helping girls in the Rochester area who would like to attend their prom but may not be able to afford to do so.

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