The Left Lane
A bear of their own
Bins of hibernating bears are waiting to be fluffed to life at a new family-owned toy store at Ala Moana Center, where children can create their own critters. Hanai A Bear, which follows a children's workshop adopt-a-bear concept originated more than 20 years ago in San Francisco, opened in October, calling itself the first interactive store of its kind in Hawai'i.
Prices range from $17 to $28 for basic bears. Outfits cost $5 to $19. Bears come with an adoption certificate. The store is steps from the mall's food court and can be seen on the Internet or reached at 949-2327.
Tanya Bricking, Advertiser staff writer