A staple in the region’s bridal industry has abruptly closed its doors. Sempliner’s Bride & Formal in downtown Bay city shut its doors without warning this week. It’s website calls Sempliner’s the oldest bridal salon in Michigan, in operation for about 150 years.
A sign has been posted on the shop’s door at 902 North Water, saying it’s closed until further notice. A brief message regarding the closing is also posted on the store’s Facebook page, and has received dozens of comments, many from brides who’ve placed orders they have not yet received.
Customers have been informed that some deliveries can be picked up at a store next door, but others haven’t gotten any answers. Other bridal businesses in the area have offered to help. It’s not known what prompted the sudden closing or whether it’s permanent.