Wedding dresses were basically being given away at the old Champagne Bridal location in downtown Saskatoon on Wednesday.
The business closed in June when it was unable to pay rent or creditors. Now, the landlord is holding a liquidation sale to recoup costs.
“They’re good people and never intended to do this on purpose,” said building manager Gilbert Dobroskay. “They simply got caught in a cash crunch.”
Dobroskay said there was a lineup of cutomers out the door Wednesday morning. Dresses at the downtown location in the Canada Building are being sold for 60 to 80 per cent off.
“I’ve been getting emails from people in Regina and Edmonton,” said Dobroskay, who had sold about 30 dresses so far.
The building manager wouldn’t say how much Champagne Bridal owed; however, the amount was significant.
At the time of closure, the company faced criticism when customers who paid for a dress, didn’t receive it.
“We’ve taken care of all the brides who were left in limbo with their wedding dresses,” Dobroskay said.
Profits from the liquidation sale will be split between creditors and the landlord.
“We’re happy if we can make some of these young ladies smile with these great deals,” Dobroskay said.
Champagne Bridal was in business for more than 25 years.