The building facades for USA Bridal and Tuxedo Avenue on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown suggest there are just two retail stores inside, supplying people with their formal, prom and wedding needs.
“Everybody thinks that we run a little bridal shop,” said owner Bobbie Crabtree, “but that’s just the button on the shirt.”
Behind the retail storefront, there are thousands and thousands of square feet dedicated to national wholesale and fulfillment services, in addition to supporting their retail storefronts in Elizabethtown, Nashville and Louisville.
It’s a family affair, too. Crabtree and her husband, Bucky McQueen, met in the industry nearly 20 years ago, although they wouldn’t find themselves seeing each other as husband and wife until 2019.
Crabtree said customers were coming into her…