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If you’ve already binged the third season of Netflix’s Stranger Things, you’re very familiar with Starcourt Mall. 

Even though the actual mall itself isn’t real, the creators of the show did transform the real-life Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth, Georgia into Starcourt. 

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The fan website explained that much of the mall is now vacant, so it was used for the show. 

“The Gwinnett Place Mall is a large, dying two level mall with the majority of the store fronts vacant. Because of this the production crew for Stranger Things obviously saw an opportunity to bring their vision of an 1980’s mall to life here,” it says. “They took both levels of a large wing of the mall including the completely vacant food court and turned it into a fully recreated 1980’s style mall.”

“Around March 2018, the set designers for Stranger Things came in and began the daunting task of completely transforming this large wing of the mall into a recreated and functional 1980’s looking mall,” the site continues. “By the second week of May 2018, the transformation was complete and filming began on the show.”

Therefore, the mall is kind of real and you can actually visit it, although the ‘80s-inspired stores from the show are long gone. 

You can learn more about the real mall below. 

The third season of Stranger Things just hit Netflix last week. You can watch the trailer below.

More Stranger Things news

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has teamed up with Converse to create her own sneakers with ocean-inspired designs. 

The line is called Millie By You and features the classic styles. Brown is the company’s youngest-ever collaborator at 15 years old. 

There are 10 unique color-ways and prints. Brown shared some of the designs on Instagram. 


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The shoes will be available online here starting July 11.

What do you think about being able to visit Starcourt Mall in person? Sound off in the comments down below!

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