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Eva's Bridal Shop Rises Phoenix-Style

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    After Eva's bridal burned down, David Gaffke from Complete Bridal in East Dundee offered to help.

    Just two weeks shy of an incendiary anniversary, Eva's Bridal in Oak Lawn re-opened Thursday a few blocks west of its original location on 95th street in Oak Lawn.

    The bridal shop burned down in November 2010.  new digs are bigger than the old store, although its inventory hasn't recovered completely.  Eva's has roughly 1,000 dresses currently in stock, although it "won't be long before [it's] back to 6,000 wedding gowns."

    To celebrate the re-opening, Eva's has announced a month's worth of celebratory events like "multiple trunk shows every weekend, special designer appearances, special pricing" and more yet to be announced.

    Eva's was established in 1964 and its current owner, Ronia Ghusein, is the third generation of her family running the shop.

    So, it's nice to see a happy ending, or at least a more positive one considering their business went up in flames suddenly last year and an estimated $6 million in wedding gowns were lost. But again, focus on the positive here: Things have a way of working out in the long-term.