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The one-stop-shop for assembling stuffed bears will be coming to James City County later this year, with a tentative grand opening scheduled for Aug. 7.
Build-A-Bear Workshop will slot in at 5715 Richmond Road — near Banana Republic in the Premium Outlets — as one of a trio of stores planned for tourist-heavy areas across the country.
A spokesman for the company confirmed the planned store in an email to WYDaily.
The store will feature the classic workshop experience that defines the brand’s more than 400 locations nationwide. It is meant to appeal to children of all ages.
It will be the first Build-A-Bear Workshop in Greater Williamsburg. The nearest locations are in Short Pump outside Richmond and at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton.