Bobby Bare’s Shop for Sale

Singer-songwriter Bobby Bare and wife Jeannie will sell the Bobby Bare Trap, a shop in downtown Nashville specializing in stuffed animals and bear-related gifts. “Bobby’s not retiring, slowing down some, but I am,” says Jeannie Bare, who manages the shop. “I want to spend more time with my husband and children and my friends. I’ll always love teddy bears.” The Bares have had the Bare Trap since 1986. The store is home to “Big T” a 10-foot-wide, 10-foot-high creature, purported to be the world’s largest teddy bear. 08/20/01