We’re not in Hawkins anymore. Do you copy? Aventura Mall was once home to Netflix’s Stranger Things: The Store, where fans from across South Florida could explore a whole different world filled with supernatural mysteries, enduring friendships, and a heavy dose of ’80s nostalgia. Though it’s closed now, let’s take a trip down memory lane to relive the strange and exciting moments that this unique pop-up store had in store for us.
Enter the Upside Down: Alright, picture this. You walk in, and boom! You’re face-to-face with a Demogorgon, that seriously creepy creature from the show. I’m telling you, it sent shivers down even the bravest fans’ spines.
The Byers’ House: Now, this was a highlight. You could actually step inside the Byers’ House and snap photos that made you feel like you’d stepped right into the show’s eerie and nostalgic universe. Instagram gold, right?
Shopping at Starcourt Mall: Remember the Starcourt Mall? It was here that fans could shop for a variety of ‘Stranger Things’ merchandise, from nostalgic, 80s-inspired items and décor to vintage cereal boxes and even lockers reminiscent of high school days.
Avoiding the Rift in the Lab: If you were up for some real chills, you could explore the Lab. The Rift Machine was waiting for you, and it was every bit as mysterious and captivating as it sounds. Goosebumps, anyone?
Playing Games at the Palace Arcade: No visit was complete without a trip to the Palace Arcade, where fans could play games and even take home exclusive merchandise, adding another layer of fun to the experience.
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Nostalgia Galore: Inside the store, visitors were greeted by a treasure trove of nostalgic, 80s-inspired items. From TV sets without remotes to boom boxes and cassette tapes, it was a blast from the past that resonated with fans.
Free Tickets and Reservations: Best part? Tickets didn’t cost a dime. Fans just had to reserve their spot ahead of time. While it was recommended for those 13 and older, ‘Stranger Things’ enthusiasts of all ages were welcome.
Opening Hours: The store was open from Mondays to Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the last entry at 8:30 p.m. On Sundays, it operated from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the last entry at 7:30 p.m. However, visitors were advised to check the store’s holiday hours for changes in operating hours.
Location: Aventura Mall, located at 19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180, was the chosen destination for this incredible pop-up store.
Accessibility: The venue was ADA compliant, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their mobility, could enjoy the immersive experience.
So, there you have it, folks. The Stranger Things pop-up store at Aventura Mall might be a thing of the past, but it’s forever etched in our hearts. It was our chance to step into Hawkins, Indiana, even if just for a little while, and share our love for this iconic series. Farewell, Hawkins!
Q : What were the store’s opening hours?
A : The store was open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays, with the last entry at 8:30 p.m. On Sundays, it opened at 11 a.m. and closed at 8 p.m., with the last entry at 7:30 p.m.
Q : Was there an age restriction to enter the store?
A : All ages were welcome, but it was recommended for those 13 and older. Kids and adults could enjoy the experience.
Q : Where can I find more information about Aventura Mall and its current offerings?
A : For the latest updates and detailed information about Aventura Mall, including its stores, events, and amenities, you can visit their official website at www.aventuramall.com.