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News Corp Offers $50K, But Fails to Purchase Web Address for New Site from South Carolina Piercings Shop

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heat street storeNews Corp’s new conversative website, HeatStreet.com, launches on Monday April 18th.

But the website still has no URL as the owners of a piercing shop in Florence, South Carolina refuse to sell www.heatstreet.com.

An employee of the store told me today that the Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal company offered $50,000 for the name. The store declined.

“They think we’re in Podunk or we’re in a strip mall,” said Mark, who works with owner Lloyd Mitchell. “We’re the only piercings shop for miles around. We do fifty-to-sixty thousand dollars a week. We’ve been in business for 25 years. Now we’re doing the kids of adults we did when we started.”

Right now, the News Corp site will have to settle for www.heatst.com. If you go there now, their Word Press sign-in is open to inspection.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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