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Ohio Bridal Shop Visited by Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson Is Closing Down

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The Ohio bridal shop that catered to Texas nurse Amber Vinson before she was diagnosed with Ebola in October is going bust. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Coming Attractions Bridal and Formal in Akron alerted customers that the shop will stop taking orders on Jan. 31 as it winds down operations after 30 years. "The decision for me to close was not easy for me," wrote owner Anna Younker. "Over the years I have met and worked with the most amazing brides, mothers of brides, bridesmaids, prom girls and many other wonderful people."

Vinson, a native of Akron, had visited the shop with her bridesmaids when she was planning her nuptials. Days later, she was diagnosed with Ebola, which doctors say she had unknowingly contracted while caring for patient Thomas Eric Duncan at the Dallas hospital where she worked. Her diagnosis forced the temporary closing of Coming Attractions as a precaution. Younker told NBC affiliate WKYC that she lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in business due to the stigma of Ebola. "It's very strange. I guess I just thought this day would never come," Younker said.

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