Build-A-Bear event draws huge crowds; lines to event later closed

The Build-A-Bear ‘Pay Your Age’ day has drawn so many people to the event that Build-A- Bear closed the lines to the event because of the huge crowds.

The Build-A-Bear ‘Pay Your Age’ day has drawn so many people to the event that Build-A- Bear closed the lines to the event because of the huge crowds.

The ‘Pay Your Age’ event allowed – for one day – people to pay their age for any bear. “How old you are is how much your furry friend costs.”

On its Facebook page, Build-A-Bear stated: “Urgent Alert: Lines Closed for Pay Your Age Day Event Per local authorities, we cannot accept additional Guests at our locations due to crowds and safety concerns. We have closed lines in our U.S. and Canada stores. We understand some Guests are disappointed and we will reach out directly as soon as possible.”

The event drew long lines at the Build-A-Bear store located at Sunrise Mall in Brownsville as parents, with their kids in tow, attempted to build bears at a low cost.