Thursday, February 26, 2015
Hell is for sale: Group seeks to purchase merchandise, businesses in Michigan hamlet
By Ryan Felton
on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 12:10 PM
, 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!!
Want to have a stake in Hell? Well, one group is trying to make that happen: According to the