Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Say it ain't so: Yolanda's closing??

The Boston Globe is reporting:

Dress diva Yolanda Cellucci is shutting the doors of her famed Waltham bridal shop next month, after 41 years in business.

Cellucci, 74, said she is selling the property to local developers and closing Yolanda's Bridal Salon to spend more time with her family. The Newton native launched the company in Belmont in 1968 with only seven dresses and a handful of wigs. She has grown the company to more than $5 million sales with a full beauty and health salon and event center.

"My family had been leaning on me to spend more time with them," said Cellucci, who is a cousin of former Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci. "I decided it was the right time."

Yolanda's closing sale is scheduled to start next week, with discounts of between 50 and 75 percent, and run until the store closes at the end of August.