If you've got kids, it's only a matter of time till you hit Build a Bear. It is a beautiful store, with adorable animals that will tempt even the most curmudgeonly adult (in fact, today I treated myself to a flamingo!). The store is bright and spotless, with tons of little do-dads for all the animals (outfits, jewelry, underwear, you name it). The animals themselves are unstuffed, and the fun part is when the employees help you stuff them, put in a heart, and then get a birth certificate for them and give them an "air bath". They even go home in a house-shaped box. It's all too cute. I only rated 4 stars because sometimes I've found employees to be more involved in visiting with each other than in helping customers.