Build-A-Bear Workshop Opens in Premium Outlets

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James City County Supervisor Jim Kennedy (Stonehouse) attended the ribbon cutting event Aug. 12. (Courtesy James City County)
James City County Supervisor Jim Kennedy (Stonehouse) attended the ribbon cutting event Aug. 12. (Courtesy James City County)

A stuffed animal emporium is open for business in James City County.

Build-A-Bear Workshop celebrated its grand opening in the Premium Outlets with a ribbon cutting Aug. 12.

The store is known nationally for allowing children of all ages the chance to design and construct their own stuffed ursine companion.

The Overland, Mo.-based company operates more than 400 stores across the country and around the world.

The new store will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Premium Outlets location is the first Build-A-Bear franchise in the greater Williamsburg area. The nearest locations are in Short Pump near Richmond and at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton.

Correction 8/24/2015: This story has been updated. A previous version indicated Build-A-Bear stores were largely franchised.

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