Quite the scene today at Build-A-Bear Workshop in Crossgates Mall. The event designed to allow children to pay their age for one of their custom bears ended up creating so much chaos at malls around the country that it had to be shut down.
That's pretty crazy.
Locally the lines in Crossgates went all the way from Build-A-Bear, located in the middle of the mall, to the opposite end where Macy's is. Is it worth paying your age if you have to wait three hours in line?
Imagine the disappointment after many Build-A-Bear fans received this message earlier today:
My friend Rich happened to be at the mall and captured these photos today. As you can see, things were pretty crazy - and this was after things had calmed down.
All photos courtesy of Rich Gattie