Here's a look at the line at @buildabear in @BurlingtonMallMA after large crowds prompted the store to halt its #PayYourAge promotion across the country, Canada and U.K. https://t.co/0I4irqC49K pic.twitter.com/j4T0lJi18B— WBZ NewsRadio (@wbznewsradio) July 12, 2018
BOSTON, MA -- (WBZ-AM) -- A Build-A-Bear- promotional event causing chaos across the United States, Canada and United Kingdom, forcing to close their lines on Thursday.
"**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"
Craig Bradley in Glascow, Scotland tweeted this photo waiting in lines for 6 hours.
The bears typically retail for about $25 each upwards to $100, however in their promotion the company said that a 1-year-old could get a bear for just a dollar. The company said that it understood that some Guests were disappointed and would reach out directly as soon as possible.
WBZ NewsRadio1030's Mike Macklin (@mikemacklinwbz) Reports