UPDATE:  A new bridal store will be opening in the old Mestad's location.  READ MORE

Mestad's Bridal and Formal Wear in Rochester Suddenly Closes for Good

This morning we heard the news that Gray Duck Theater and Coffeehouse in Rochester, Minnesota closed.  Now, some unsettling news for future brides hit social media.  Mestad's Bridal and Formal Wear, a locally owned shop at 1171 6th Street NW in Rochester, posted a note on its door and also on social media that they are closed.

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

 It has been amazing to serve Southeastern MN for over 43 years! As a locally woman-owned business, Mestads has helped to make life-long celebrations and memories for over two and a half generations through weddings, quinceañeras, formal dances, and galas. In addition, Mestads is proud to have contributed approximately 4 million dollars as part of our commitment to Southeastern MN schools and non-profits.
With the circumstances over the last three years, COVID being a main factor, and after exhausting all federal and state options, Mestads will be closing effective February 1st, 2023. Even though our doors are closing, we are hopeful for an efficient and timely transition for new ownership to continue serving Southeastern MN.
The Mestads team thanks you, Southeastern MN, for buying locally and in person. Although this is not the way we hoped to close our doors, we are proud of what we’ve been able to build with you.
Cathy Mestad
Although Mestads has worked hard to minimize any impact on customers, please call Chapter 7 Trustee, Michael S. Dietz Esq. at 507.577.1554 regarding outstanding orders or other inquiries

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What To Do If You Have Ordered Formal Wear or Bridal Gowns From Mestad's in Rochester

First, I just say I am so sorry you are stuck in the middle of this mess.  Communication should have been provided to anyone that had pending or paid orders from Mestad's.  That is Business 101 and sadly, that communication wasn't provided from what I'm being told.

Although the initial post on Facebook states to contact a specific attorney, there is a sign on the door over the initial note that has different information.  The new information says the following:

Please direct any inquiries to Attorney Samual Andre at 612-492-7080


READ MORE:  Gray Duck Theater and Coffeehouse in Rochester Closed For Good

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Saying goodbye is never easy, and in Minnesota, it takes us a few hours to actually get out the door when we are visiting friends. Sadly, a few businesses in Rochester, Minnesota had their own goodbye in 2022 - some in more of a Minnesota style with a note and a few weeks or days to have closure, while others just seemed to disappear in the night forever.

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