Stranger Things-inspired pop-up will end after cheeky letter from Netflix

The second season of Stranger Things sees the return of cast members Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobbie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer and Joe Keery, along with new additions Sean Astin (The Goonies), Paul Reiser (Aliens), Linnea Berthelsen (The Desert), Sadie Sink (Odyssey), Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers) and Brett Gelman (Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America).

“Look, I don’t want you to think I’m a total wastoid, and I love how much you guys love the show”.

The Upside Down” pop-up in Chicago, named after the dark parallel universe from the Netflix show, launched in August and became a hit.

“Unless I’m living in the Upside Down, I don’t think we did a deal with you for this pop-up”, the letter reads. The Netflix letter puts the kibosh on those plans but doesn’t entirely shut down the concept, which can still run through its originally planned October 1 end date. Fans from across the city have been waiting in long lines to get syrup-flavored “Eleven’s Eggos” cocktails, check out the lit-up alphabet wall and sit on the Byers’ family couch. Due to the bar’s success, the owners had planned to extend their six-week run to coincide with the premier of “Stranger Things” Season 2. Whether yours is authentically branded, a “Weirder Stuff” knock-off or totally homemade, be sure to have it ready for the Season 2 premiere of Stranger Things.

But Saul emphasized there’s no hard feelings.

“We love board games but in truth have spent more time playing videogames (too much time, our mom might say), so we wanted to weave them into the fabric of the show”. For hours, visit the website.

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