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Build-a-Bear sets grand opening of new store on Saturday

Build-A-Bear Workshop is opening a new store in downtown St. Louis at the site of the new World Bearquarters near Union Station, the St. Louis Wheel and St. Louis Aquarium.

To celebrate the grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 4, Build-A-Bear will have a full day of activities starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:55 a.m. with their mascot, Bearemy, and Build-A-Bear founder, Maxine Clark. The first 50 guests in line will receive a free Lil’ Cub furry friend. Additionally, the Workshop will have hourly raffles of gifts including St. Louis Blues items, tickets to the St. Louis Wheel, Build-A-Bear Workshop gift cards and more. St. Louis’ favorite mascots – Bearemy, Pawlette, Louie, and Fredbird – will be at the Workshop throughout the day to celebrate and take photos with guests. Interactive kid activities like face painting and a coloring station will also be part of the fun.

Opening day events go on until  9 p.m. with hourly raffles from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mascot appearances include: Bearemy 10 – 11 a.m.; Pawlette 11 a.m. – 12.p.m.; Louie 12:30 – 1 p.m.; Fredbird 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.; Bearemy 2 – 4 p.m.

Regular hours are: Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Build-A-Bear Workshop is at 415 S 18th St. For  more information go to:


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