The Party Dress Express is reopening at the new Fall River location

FALL RIVER – “Everything happens for a reason.”

This is the mantra that Jessica Cordeiro lives by, and which has proven to be true in recent weeks for the owner of a dress shop in Fall River and her sister Adriana Cordeiro.

Brothers and sisters own Party Dress ExpressA 36-year-old event in the Fall River that over the years has become part of the milestones of countless brides and graduation visitors.

After nearly 13 years at Tower Mill, Party Dress Express was forced to leave his house on Quarry Street and the couple worried about what would happen to their shop.

But when one door closed, the other opened.

Later this month, he will say goodbye to the mill and move for just a few minutes to his new home at 847 Pleasant St., which is scheduled to open on July 7th.

“It turned out great for us, thankfully,” 37-year-old Jessica Cordeiro said. “I’m really excited … I feel it’s going to be a good change for us.”

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Owner of Party Dress Express Jessica Cordeiro.

Teenagers to entrepreneurs

Jessica and Adrianna, 30, began their careers at Party Dress Express as high school students, learning the ropes and advancing in rank before eventually taking over from former owner Donna Holland six years ago.

They followed the work from the original Quequechan location in Wampanoag Mill, where it opened in 1986 – now residential buildings – to the current Tower Mill location in 2009, and have always dreamed that their next move would be their own freestanding store .

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