stranger things bar received cease and desist from netflix

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Netflix sends perfect cease-and-desist to ‘Stranger Things’-themed pop-up bar

‘So please don’t make us call your mom.’


Audra Schroeder


Since debuting in July 2016, Stranger Things has infiltrated pop culture and real life, but now one business is feeling the burn.

Chicago’s Emporium Arcade Bar received a cease-and-desist letter from Netflix last month after it opened a Stranger Things-themed pop-up bar called The Upside Down, modeled after the living room of Joyce Byers. It offered themed cocktails like Eleven’s Eggo and the Demogorgon.

While it was just a temporary pop-up, the letter Netflix sent to was very on-brand while also stressing that the bar did not ask permission. It asks the bar to not extend beyond its six-week run, and adds: “We’re not going to go full Dr. Brenner on you, but we ask that you please (1) not extend the pop-up beyond its 6 week run ending in September, and (2) reach out to us for permission if you plan to do something like this again.”

If anything, it’s good promo for season 2.

H/T Polygon 

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