Will There Be Stiff Competition for Property In Hell?

March 4, 2015

When the guy who owns most of Hell retires, who steps in to take his place?

That's the question facing the tourist destination Hell, Mich., where business owner John Colone has decided to retire and sell his properties. Rick Beaudin, CDPE, SFR, the self-styled "Pinckney Pirate" with RE/MAX Platinum in nearby Brighton, has listed the properties -- including Scream’s Ice Cream and Diner, the Helloween Hell Souvenirs Shop, a putt-putt course, and a wedding chapel -- for $999,666. Appropriately, the listing was posted on Friday, Feb. 13.

Included in the purchase, according to Curbed.com, "are merchandising rights to 'Hell' as well as its websites and social media accounts." But be ready for stiff competition: A Detroit-area performance group has initiated a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to buy the property. With 17 days remaining at press time, the campaign's two dozen–plus backers have pledged more than $45,000, but, with a goal of $1,333,666 — explaining that they "added extra to the campaign to help alleviate the Kickstarter fees and some of the building construction costs" — they may have a snowball's chance in Hell of achieving their goal.

Source: "A Big Piece of Hell is For Sale, and It Has Mini-Golf," Curbed.com (March 3, 2015)