Who has a perfectly good job in the Virgin Islands and moves back to Marquette, Michigan to run a tiny store and sell beer to college students?

A guy named Phil Pearce. He owns Phil's 550 Store - on County Road 550 in Marquette. According to the Free Press, Phil is mostly famous for - being Phil. And he IS world famous, thanks to t-shirts with his face on them. I've never been to the store, but it is on the schedule for the next trip up there.

So L.A. may have the Kardashians, who are famous just for being the Kardashians.

But the U.P. has Phil. And Phil can weld your trailer or marry you. Point to the U.P.

Here's the story.


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