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Build-A-Bear closes lines for Pay Your Age Day due to 'unprecedented response'

An "unprecedented response" from customers on Pay Your Age Day has prompted Build-A-Bear to close lines at stores nationwide.

In a post on its website, the company said they were seeing "longer than expected lines and large crowds" for the event. Lines have been shutdown at stores for safety concerns, the company said in a separate post on Facebook. 

**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.

Lines at Cielo Vista Mall's Build-A-Bear Workshop snaked around the mall. With the Pay Your Age Day, Build-A-Bear was allowing customers to pay their current age in dollars. .

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