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Old 07-12-2019, 05:41 AM
 
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Oddly, Netflix kept Starcourt Mall more or less in place for several months after production wrapped. Lisa Anders, who is executive director of Explore Gwinnett, said she had heard Netflix was considering turning the space into a more permanent tourist attraction as promotion for the show. It didnít come to fruition.
No doubt a huge missed opportunity. The mall owners should have really encouraged Netflix to leave the stuff behind and they could operate the stores. People would come for years, just like when 7-11 turned itself into Kwik-E-Mart to promote the Simpsons.

The security guards at the mall are also idiots. I *MIGHT* have cussed one out a few weeks ago for yelling at me for looking at the set (it's not like I even touched anything).
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:35 AM
 
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I can see that. But the Stranger Things set would appeal not only to fans of the show, but anybody who remembers the 80s and the glory days of shopping malls. I think that would give it staying power at least on par with the Lord of the Rings set tourist destination in New Zealand.
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:40 AM
 
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Most movie sets, regardless of how expensive, creative and awe inspiring they are, are usually torn down after their use.

They were probably just following protocol.
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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It's just kind of odd that they left them up for so long after filming.
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:45 AM
 
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Most of these sets aren’t built for permanent use either. There’s a potential liability issue if something ends up hurting a guest, even if they do something stupid.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:30 PM
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No doubt a huge missed opportunity. The mall owners should have really encouraged Netflix to leave the stuff behind and they could operate the stores. People would come for years, just like when 7-11 turned itself into Kwik-E-Mart to promote the Simpsons.
They couldn't operate the stores. The stores were built as sets, not functional stores. Only what the camera sees is finished. They were also not likely built to occupational code, as they aren't operating in a public situation.

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The security guards at the mall are also idiots. I *MIGHT* have cussed one out a few weeks ago for yelling at me for looking at the set (it's not like I even touched anything).
Were you in an area you shouldn't have been in, or just looking down a hallway?
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:14 PM
 
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Some of those stores were defunct. I think I remember seeing a radio shack. It was kind of interesting to see a time when malls were cool places to hang out.
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:32 PM
 
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The security guards at the mall are also idiots. I *MIGHT* have cussed one out a few weeks ago for yelling at me for looking at the set (it's not like I even touched anything).
Was it from the other side of the crude partition in the mall, or from the inside of the Beauty Mart?
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Dunwoody,GA
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I keep waiting for the kids to go into Spencer's. The was THE cool place to hang out with all the black list posters, lava lamps, and thinly disguised adult "toys" back in the day.
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Old Yesterday, 08:38 AM
 
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A map of all the places Stranger Things has filmed near metro Atlanta

https://www.atlantamagazine.com/news...metro-atlanta/
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