Build-A-Bear Workshop to Open First Store Inside Hospital

Posted on March 17, 2011

Build-A-Bear Workshop announced will be opening a new store at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX. It is the first Build-A-Bear Workshop store located inside a hospital.

Like other Build-a-Bear Workshops, the hospital store will offer personalized stuffed animals and clothing. It will also offer a variety of furry friends, clothing and accessories themed to the medical center, including a patient gown, wheelchair, lab coat, doctor scrubs, medical outfitts and a safety bear.

Maxine Clark founder and chief executive bear of Build-A-Bear Workshop, said, "When kids are sick or injured, making a new furry friend is a great way to take their mind off of their treatment and a teddy bear hug can help them feel so much better. We're proud that Build-A-Bear Workshop can be one of the pawsitive experiences that Cook Children's offers to the children they help."
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