For the Carol Bridal Shop at 773 Grand Street in East Williamsburg, April will mark not only the 20th year at its current location, but also the end of it.
The owner, Maria Teresa Leal, said the new landlord of the building wants the store out when the lease expires at the end of April.
To stay in business, Maria and her husband decided to sell their home to raise the money they need to secure a new location for the store in Queens.
“It’s not easy,” said Leal with tears in her eyes. But she realizes it is what it takes to save her family business.