Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hell is for sale: Group seeks to purchase merchandise, businesses in Michigan hamlet

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 12:10 PM

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Want to have a stake in Hell? Well, one group is trying to make that happen: According to the Livingston Daily, an art group called Damned has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to purchase the entire holdings of Hell, Michigan's unofficial mayor, John Colone. From the Livingston Daily:

Colone's businesses in Hell include Screams Ice Cream and Diner, a wedding chapel, a souvenir shop and a miniature golf course. The unofficial mayor of Hell announced this month — on Friday the 13th — that he was putting all of it, including the rights to merchandise and Hell-themed slogans, up for sale for the devilish price of $999,666.

Anthony DVS, as he is known, is the leader of Damned, which hopes to raise $1,333,666 to purchase Hell and build a performance art center where events could be held year-round.

If you want to chip in, the Kickstarter campaign is here. Damned has raised just north of $47,000 so far; it needs to produce the full amount by March 22. If you want to spend $150, for example, Damned promises it will — get ready for this — inscribe your name on the wall of Hell ... FOR ETERNITY!!

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