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Free teddy bears at Build-A-Bear reopening at Smith Haven Mall

Build-A-Bear Workshop at Smith Haven Mall will give

Build-A-Bear Workshop at Smith Haven Mall will give away 20 Lil' Hazelnut Cubs. Photo Credit: Build-A-Bear Workshop

Update: Build-A-Bear has postponed the grand re-opening of its Smith Haven Mall store -- and teddy bear giveaways -- to Friday, May 26. The new date is reflected in the edited story below.

Want a chance at a free teddy bear? The first 20 guests at the re-opening of the newly remodeled Build-A-Bear Workshop at Smith Haven Mall at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, will receive a free Lil’ Hazelnut Cub.

The remodeled store — which closed Monday, May 22 — is part of a company-wide Build-A-Bear brand refresh. The basic experience remains the same, but there’s a new logo, layout and color palate, an updated storefront and a 7-foot-tall stuffer at the center of the store.

The store is located at 540 Smith Haven Mall, Space D05B, Lake Grove. The store is also donating 20 bears to a local Boys & Girls Club as part of the re-opening celebration.

Build-A-Bear has two other Long Island stores — the Walt Whitman Shops store, which opened in 2016 and features the rebranded style, and an older one at Roosevelt Field Mall, which does not.

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