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Miss Vinson, 30, a nurse at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, was diagnosed with Ebola days after visiting Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal store in Akron, Ohio in October.
The store temporarily closed and was cleaned before reopening, but its owner, Anna Younker, said there was a lingering 'stigma' and business failed to bounce back.
On Friday she announced on the shop's Facebook page that the bank has now cut off the business credit line, forcing her to sell the building for $338,000.
Younker, who has been in business for 30 years, said her shop became known as the 'Ebola store' after news of Vinson's visit hit the press.
She claims that the temporary closure and canceled orders cost the store at least $100,000.
The loss wasn't covered by her insurance because the plan excludes viral illnesses.
Ms Younker told NewsNet5 that Miss Vinson, who was visiting her hometown for a few days to plan for her wedding, should have been more careful.
'I wish that now she knew better not to travel. The impact its had on me is huge,' the store owner said. 'Never in a million years did I expect something like this to cause our business to have to close.'
Ms Younker said she was particularly offended when Miss Vinson asked for a $480 refund on her bridesmaid dresses.
Miss Vinson, who recovered from Ebola nine days after treatment, asked that the shop refund her bridesmaids the $479.89 they paid for their dresses, via her attorney.
Ms Younker said the refund request feel like 'a slap in the face'.
In January she posted a message to customers on Facebook, announcing that her business would be closing down.
'Despite our best efforts, we simply have been unable to recover,' she wrote. 'The decision for me to close was not easy for me.
'Over the years I have met and worked with the most amazing brides, mothers of brides, bridesmaids, prom girls and many other wonderful people.
'I want to thank all our customers, the people in our community and the well wishers from afar for being so supportive. Your kind words and loyalty have been great comfort.
'I also want to thank my amazing staff for all of their hard work and dedication to our customers and our business. I appreciate your understanding and support.'
originally posted by: paraphi
a reply to: Anyafaj
While I also feel for a person whose business goes out of business. It is a test of the viability of a business to be able to cope with thee unexpected. This business was unable to cope, so perhaps the problems were already there.
It was not Vinson's fault she had a disease.
originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
There is such a thing as business insurance if you need to close down from a disaster like a hurricane that shuts down power or if the street shuts down from a gas leak or water main break. a reply to: threeeyesopen
originally posted by: JIMC5499
I blame this on media hype. Plain and simple. Why was this nurse's every movement reported on by the media? To hype the panic over Ebola. To keep people's eyes glued to their television, newspaper or magazine and the advertising contained there.