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Coming to your Nearest Bass Pro Shop: Build-A-Bear

With the holidays just around the corner, Build-A-Bear Workshop is expanding its stuffed-bear-making abilities nationwide. The Saint Louis, MO company will open permanent shops within FAO Schwarz’s flagship store at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. It will be accessible inside of four Great Wolf Lodge Resorts. And, Build-A-Bear will open 10 seasonal pop-up shops within Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s stores.

The bear-creation company launched its pop-up program in 2017. A year later, the pop-ups will be found in Bass Pro Shops in Clarksville, IN; Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Springfield, MO; Fort Meyers, FL; Harrisburg, PA and Denver. Meanwhile, bear-making operations will also pop up at Hamburg, PA; Wheeling, WV; Lehi, UT and Buda, TX Cabela’s locations.

Build-A-Bear Workshops will also pop up in Saint Louis (as part of The Polar Express Train Ride), the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ and Gaylord Hotels resorts in Dallas, TX; Nashville, Orlando and National Harbor MD, as a part of holiday events.

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