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Build-A-Bear closes United States store promotion lines due crowds

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Ginger Lawrence | 14 July, 2018, 11:08

Numerous chain's stores called off the event entirely once lines were reportedly becoming a safety concern.

Several hours later, the company issued a release that said it could not have predicted the overwhelming interest in the sales event where its popular bears and other toys could be purchased for as little as a dollar.

"Per local authorities, we can not accept additional Guests at our U.S. Build-A-Bear Workshop locations due to crowd and safety concerns".

Already, the company offering $15 vouchers to all its Build-A-Bear Bonus Club members in the US and Canada.

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CHEEKTOWAGA, NY- Build-A-Bear Workshop has halted their "Pay Your Age" promotion due to the large volume of people that showed up to stores across the United States and Canada.

There are four build-a-bear workshops in Connecticut - Westfarms Mall in Farmington, Buckland Hills Mall in Manchester, Westfield Mall in Trumbull, and Danbury Fair Mall in Danbury.

Officials at the Haywood Mall location said they were at capacity at 9:45 a.m. and would have to cut off the line at a certain point.

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By 1 p.m. Thursday, at least 400 people still lined the Boise mall's hallways with exhausted children sitting on their mother's hips and smaller kids impatiently waiting in strollers.

The popularity of the event brought massive lines and crowds to locations nationwide.

- A special promotion at Build-A-Bear Workshops Thursday is causing chaos at malls around the country.

Staffers were assaulted in front of waiting children at a Build-A-Bear in Belfast, Northern Ireland, according to multiple tweets.

Build-A-Bear dubbed it as its "biggest-in-store deal ever".

The offer is only valid for Build-A-Bear's Bonus Club members. We understand our affected Guests may be disappointed, and we are working to address the situation. These vouchers will be good through August 31.

"Per local authorities, we can not accept additional guests at our U.S. Build-A-Bear Workshop locations due to crowd and safety concerns", the company said in a message on its website.