‘Stranger Things’ brings attention to declining Gwinnett County mall

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If you watch the hit Netflix show “Stranger Things,” you may notice a familiar metro-Atlanta backdrop.

Part of the Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth was utilized as the show’s fictitious Starcourt Mall.

The Gwinnett Place Mall has been in decline over the last few years. The once-bustling shopping center is now riddled with vacant storefronts and shuttered doors.

The local mall also made headlines in early 2018 when a woman’s body was found abandoned in a Subway.

Some store owners in Gwinnett Place Mall said they have seen an increase in their business since “Stranger Things” began production more than seven months ago.

“They bring me a lot of customers because 300 or 400 people were here and they also give me money,” furniture store owner Mordechai Gola said.

“They bring me more customers. I feel it,” he said.

Some community leaders also believe that the “Stranger Things” production is good news for Gwinnett Place Mall. See more at 11Alive.

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