Build-A-Bear is a store in which you can pay upward of $60 to put in the labor of making your own teddy bear. It’s also a place that was mired in so much chaos today that it was as if the very gates of hell had opened their fiery mouths in various local malls.
It all started when the company announced that they’d be running a “Pay Your Age” promotion across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. This meant that children could have a chance to get the toys for significantly cheaper prices — and Build-A-Bear clearly had not thought the potential demand through.
“Per local authorities, we cannot accept additional Guests at our locations due to crowds and safety concerns,” they wrote on Facebookbefore noon. “We have closed lines in our U.S. and Canada stores.”
No, really. This is the line at Mall of America, where Build-A-Bear-Workshop is promoting their “Pay Your Age Day” deal, which was so popular they eventually had to cut off the line. | https://t.co/kJ9Mhu6u2h pic.twitter.com/1PPDrKUbir
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