The new season of "Stranger Things" features a slew of iconic stores that no longer exist
"Stranger Things" is back with an even stronger nostalgic look.

The famous American series made its appearance on Netflix with a new season even richer in nostalgic 80s references. Part of the events take place inside a huge shopping center in the imaginary town of Indiana, Hawkins.
The Starcourt Mall, the heart of Hawkins' life, is the commercial center where we see all the color and effervescence of those years.

During shooting, apart from the more classic Gap, Orange Julius and JCPenney that we still see in American malls, we also encounter stores that no longer exist.
Let's take a look at this nostalgic roundup:

1.Sam Goody

Quoted and seen several times during the series. It was a major music retailer in the United States and Great Britain.


One of Barnes & Noble's longest-standing competitors. The first Waldenbooks store was launched in 1962, although its founders had been in the book-lending sector since the 1930s.

3. Hot Sam Pretzels

In Starcourt’s food court you can spot the Hot Sam Pretzels sign. Born in Detroit in 1967, it expanded throughout America for over 20 years, until its disappearance in 1995.

4. Chess King

A menswear store that reached its peak in the 80s until it disappeared in the early 90s due to changes in fashion trends.

5. Wicks N' Sticks

Candle dealer for every occasion, also famous for its extravagant wax sculptures, which disappeared from the shopping scene in 2006 when its holding company filed for bankruptcy.

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