INDIANAPOLIS -- Build-a-Bear Workshop's "Pay Your Age" Day promotion caused so many people to flood stores in Indianapolis and nationwide, the company had to stop accepting new customers.
On Tuesday, the retailer announced that guests would be able to "Pay Their Age" to build a stuffed animal, capping at $29, as long as parents or guardians over age 18 enrolled in the Build-A-Bear Bonus Club rewards program and provide a name and email address
But at stores across the country, so many people showed up that the company closed all lines, according to a post on Facebook.
"Per local authorities, we cannot accept additional Guests at our locations due to crowds and safety concerns. We have closed lines in our U.S. and Canada stores. We understand some Guests are disappointed and we will reach out directly as soon as possible," Build-A-Bear wrote.
The lines at the Castleton Square Mall Build-a-Bear Workshop stretched outside the mall, according to social media posts at the time.