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Dubious wax museum for Delaware Ave. is even more bizarre than we thought

You may remember that last month we told you about a grandiose but dubious proposal for a massive wax museum proposed for what would have been the Foxwoods casino location at Delaware Ave and Tasker Street.

Well, seems that this project is even more unlikely than we thought. The Daily News reports that the man behind this proposal, Robert Avery, has been soliciting donations toward a museum that for all intents and purposes will never exist.

The paper essentially comes right out and calls him a phony. Avery doesn’t even live in Philly, but actually works for the Navy in D.C.

On his LinkedIn page, Avery writes that the museum is “organized and operated exclusively for the relief of the poor, the distressed, and underprivileged and for the advancement of education, historical, cultural awareness for the Great Philadelphia Region, all while lessening the burdens of government.”

Great place, right? Quick recap: There is no museum.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Philadelphia wax museum proposed for Delaware Ave? Hmm…

Naked Philly reports that a nonprofit group called the Philadelphia Wax Museum would like to build one of those, possibly in South Philly on the land where Foxwoods casino would have been.

The museum bills itself as a charitable organization that aims to teach kids and adults about Philadelphia history by showing wax figurines. And wow, is the rendering of the proposed museum ambitious or what?

What’s not clear is whether the museum has any money, though it does have more than 50,000 likes on its Facebook page, which says the group was founded in 2008. Or if it has control of the land. Or if Delaware Ave. and Reed Street would even be a good spot for this. Or whether they have filed 990 forms with the IRS, a yearly requirement for 501(c)(3) nonprofits (we couldn’t find them). Or what other than wax figurines would go into what surely would be a building that would cost tens of millions of dollars.

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