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Nov 30, 2008
Church of Scientology cancels auction — RealEstate Source
Type: Press
Author(s): Marc Pallisco
Source: RealEstate Source
PROSPECTIVE purchasers and commercial real estate agents were left standing at the altar again this week, after the Church of Scientology abandoned the sale of its city headquarters, just hours before a scheduled auction. The Church blamed planning delays, and other issues concerning the development of its new headquarters, as the reason it cannot vacate its 4-level Melbourne home of almost 30 years. This excuse was cold comfort for the dozens of investors who had shown an interest in the 42 ...
Nov 29, 2008
Scientologists leave buyers at the altar again — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Marc Pallisco
Source: The Age (Australia)
PROSPECTIVE purchasers and commercial real estate agents were left standing at the altar again this week, after the Church of Scientology abandoned the sale of its city headquarters, just hours before a scheduled auction. The church blamed planning delays, and other issues concerning the development of its new headquarters, as the reason it cannot vacate its four- level Melbourne home of almost 30 years. This excuse was cold comfort for the dozens of investors who had shown an interest in the ...
Nov 25, 2008
Scientology intruder had been in Lane jail — Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Type: Press
Author(s): Winston Ross
Source: Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The representative, Doug Bushwar, told police he arrived with a can of gas and found [Mario Jay Majorski] standing on the passenger side of his Toyota pickup, which had its flashers on. Behind the truck, there were "small kids' toys lined up in a row on the street," Bushwar told the officer. "He thought this looked very strange," the report said. When Bushwar approached, Majorski became upset and agitated, according to the report, yelling at Bushwar to stay where he was, ...
Nov 11, 2008
Scientologerna köper Daniscos kontor (Swedish) ["The Scientologists buy the Danisco office building"] — Skånskan (Sweden)
More: unofficial English translation
Type: Press
Author(s): Marianne Pernbro
Source: Skånskan (Sweden)
The Scientologists buy the Danisco office building The Church of Scientology's Malmö chapter buys the Danisco companys office building, which is an office and audiotorium complex roughly 5000 square meters large. To this spot they will move their work force that today consists of 30 employees in an 400 square meter office. At the same time they are recruiting about another hundred employees for the new offices in Arlöv. "We need over 100 workers in Arlöv to be able to deliver ...
Nov 10, 2008
Real estate roundup — Portland Business Journal
Type: Press
Source: Portland Business Journal
... The Church of Scientology of Portland leased 16,000 square feet at the Century Building and Century Tower after moving out of its long-time home at the Western Building in downtown Portland. The Western Building, home to the Scientology church since 1974, is being renovated for a bank tenant. The Century Building will be the church’s temporary home while it prepares to renovate the Stevens Building, which it acquired in January. ...
Nov 7, 2008
Developers eye opportunities in down market — Columbus Business First
Type: Press
Author(s): Brian R. Ball
Source: Columbus Business First
[...] Andy Mills, an agent with the Continental Realty Ltd. brokerage, said there is interest in the central business district buildings north of Capitol Square with the construction of the Broad and High offices by the Casto real estate group. He said the office building he’s marketing for sale at 30 N. High St. also has steady interest for commercial and residential redevelopments even though the seller, the Church of Scientology, has yet to finalize the date of its move to ...
Oct 27, 2008
Church of Scientology to Sell City Headquarters — RealEstate Source
Type: Press
Author(s): Marc Pallisco
Source: RealEstate Source
The on again - off again campaign to sell the Church of Scientology Melbourne headquarters at 42 Russell Street is on again, and it’s public. Colliers International’s Matthew Stagg and Pat Burke will auction the Church’s outgoing headquarters, on the north-east corner of Flinders Lane next month. The building has been touted off-market for private sale this year at between $7.5 million and $8 million, but no deal was done. The building was withdrawn from sale just before a scheduled auction ...
Oct 7, 2008
Rules set for downtown Scientology project — KRQE
Type: TV
Source: KRQE
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The Albuquerque City Council Monday night unanimously denied the Church of Scientology's request to apply for a permissive-use permit for a downtown building. The church wants to convert the former Gizmo Store building in the 500 block of Central Avenue SW into the local Scientology center. A permissive-use permit would make that easier. Instead the council agreed with the ruling of a hearing officer who determined the Scientologists must seek a conditional-use permit. That will require another hearing. ...
Oct 6, 2008
Former office block to be handed to Scientologists — Birmingham Mail
Type: Press
Author(s): Edward Chadwick
Source: Birmingham Mail
THE controversial Church of Scientology is set to complete a multi-million pound deal for a huge new HQ in a leafy Birmingham street within weeks, it emerged today. Leaders of the organisation have written to members to confirm that the handover of Moseley’s Grade II listed Pitmaston building will take place on October 24. The Birmingham Mail exclusively revealed the sect — famed for its celebrity disciples like Tom Cruise and a belief in aliens — was ready to stump up ...
Sep 30, 2008
Questions raised over Narconon lease on historic building — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Samantha Donovan
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
The Mental Health Council of Australia has strongly criticised Victoria's national parks authority for leasing a historic public building rent free to a drug treatment service connected to Scientology. The council's chief executive says a group with secret treatment methods should not be able to use a public asset at a time when Australia is desperate for community treatment centres. But Narcanon, which follows the precepts of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard, says it is just as entitled to lease O'Shannassy ...
Sep 29, 2008
Naples Estates homeowners win right to purchase mobile home park — Naples Daily News
Type: Press
Author(s): Aisling Swift
Source: Naples Daily News
But a Collier Circuit judge still must hear arguments from the homeowners and property owner to set a price NAPLES — When Barbara Brown bought her mobile home in Naples Estates in 1987, she was paying $160 monthly in base rent for the land it sat on. But over the years, land rents at the senior citizen mobile home park, off Rattlesnake Hammock Road, increased while services decreased. So the homeowners sued. That was a decade ago — and the prices ...
Sep 29, 2008
Scientologists living rent-free in one of Victoria's grand lodges — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Royce Millar
Source: The Age (Australia)
MENTAL health experts and the State Opposition have called for a rethink of Victoria's public land management with the revelation that a Scientologist-linked drug treatment group has exclusive, rent-free control of one of the state's grand historic properties. Narconon, a drug treatment program based on teachings of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, operates a secretive and secluded rehabilitation centre at O'Shannassy Lodge, east of Warburton in the Yarra Ranges. The lodge is one of hundreds of properties managed by ...
Sep 15, 2008
Church of Scientology eyes Bucks Co. property — CBS News
Type: Press
Author(s): Lesley Van Arsdall
Source: CBS News
PLUMSTEAD, Pa. (CBS 3) — A religion with several famous members is hoping to turn a Bucks County building into its new home, but some people living nearby are becoming a little weary of their new neighbor. When Plumstead resident Kim Coffman heard her new neighbors might be the church of Scientology, she was not happy. "We were hoping a family would move in and my children would have some friends right out back would be the ideal situation," Coffman said. ...
Sep 14, 2008
Therapy facility takes Narconon's place — Battle Creek Enquirer
Type: Press
Author(s): Elizabeth Willis
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer
PENNFIELD TOWNSHIP — A new private-pay substance abuse inpatient facility has begun operation at the facilities formerly occupied by Narconon Stone Hawk, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center with links to Scientology. Operators of the new organization, A Forever Recovery, said they are not associated with either Narconon or Scientology, although some employees worked for and managed Narconon Stone Hawk. "I know there's been a lot of negativity surrounding Narconon and I want people to know it's not Narconon anymore," said ...
Sep 2, 2008
Church of Scientology, USD70+ million Hotel Renovations with Nova HRC — Press Release Network
Type: Press release
Source: Press Release Network
Church of Scientology, USD70+ million Hotel Renovations with Nova HRC Nova Hotel Renovation & Construction selected as General Contractor Clearwater, FL - Sep 2, 2008 (PRN): Nova HRC, a leader in hotel and resort renovations has just completed a USD$30 Million hotel renovation of the Oak Cove Hotel for the Church of Scientology, and is in the process of renovating their historical Fort Harrison Hotel USD$40 Million. Nova Hotel Renovation & Construction will continue to build its relationship with the Church ...
Aug 27, 2008
Church of Scientology seeks home in Bucks — The Intelligencer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Type: Press
Author(s): Freda R. Savana
Source: The Intelligencer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
A. Rhodes Wilson is no stranger to Plumstead Township, nor is his property at 5571 Easton Road. For nearly five years, Wilson and his wife, Jana, have been at war with the township over how they can use the single-family dwelling they have never lived in. The couple lives in Buckingham. In the most recent turn of events, the Wilsons are looking for approval to use the building, once home to Rhodes Wilson's accounting business, as the Church of Scientology Mission ...
Aug 27, 2008
Man plans to build Scientology church in Bucks County — FOX News (Philadelphia)
Aug 13, 2008
As Scientology expands, so do its naysayers — Seattle Weekly
Type: Press
Author(s): Brian Miller
Source: Seattle Weekly
Masked protesters are taking to Seattle streets as the church eyes new facilities downtown and in lower Queen Anne. Motorists stuck on Mercer Street this summer have been treated to an odd overhead sight as they crawl under Aurora Avenue toward I-5. Wielding banners and signs, a small band of protesters has appeared on certain evenings, waving at drivers below and encouraging them to honk if they hate Xenu. On other nights, farther west in the Uptown neighborhood, the same merry ...
Aug 9, 2008
Scientologists Buy 5 More Acres To 'Play With' — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER - The Church of Scientology has added to its downtown property holdings, buying a 5-acre waterfront parcel from church members whose plans for a condominium failed. The church paid $10 million for the property along North Fort Harrison Avenue but has no plans for it, church spokeswoman Pat Harney said Thursday. It could become part of the church's expansion of the Sandcastle complex that fronts Clearwater Harbor, she said. "Now we have a little more land to play with," Harney ...
Aug 7, 2008
Scientology buys prime parcel in Clearwater — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — In one of its biggest purchases in years, the Church of Scientology has added 5 acres to its already defining downtown presence. The $10-million cash purchase signals the demise of an ambitious waterfront condominium project proposed by a group of Scientology parishioners who assembled parcels immediately north of downtown four years ago and shared visions of turning downtown Clearwater into another Naples. Despite having no experience in condo development, Triangle Development partners Ben Kugler and Ron Pollack hoped to ...
Aug 7, 2008
Scientology's International Headquarters — Portland Mercury (Oregon)
Aug 6, 2008
1850 North Buckner – For Sale, By Scientologists — D Magazine
Type: Press
Source: D Magazine
The Church of Scientology has this property at the corner of Buckner Boulevard and Dixie Lane on the market for $725,000. That’s for .8 acre. It is listed with Perry Jones, who is also apparently bullish on Genghis Grill. (Genghis Grill and Scientologists, now there’s a combo.) According to a 2005 article in the Dallas Morning News, the Church of Scientology purchased this property in 2000 and made all the neighbors nervous. The home was originally built in the 1940’s, was ...
Aug 2, 2008
Property commercial market (sub-header: "Travelling North-West") — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Marc Pallisco
Source: The Age (Australia)
Written by Marc Pallisco Saturday, 02 August 2008 The Church of Scientology is close to selling its Russell Street headquarters, as it prepares to leave the CBD. Sources say the church will reap about $8 million for the four-level heritage building, on the corner of Flinders Lane. It paid $720,000 in 1980. The church, whose members include Kirstie Alley, Tom Cruise and Lisa Marie Presley, is restoring and renovating the former Sisters of Mercy College in Ascot Vale. It is expected ...
Aug 1, 2008
$5M purchase paves way for Helmer building renovation — Portland Business Journal
Type: Press
Author(s): Wendy Culverwell
Source: Portland Business Journal
The Church of Scientology is out and California-based First Republic Bank is in as a new owner takes control of the historic Helmer building in the heart of downtown Portland. The Goodman family, which owns or controls numerous commercial sites in downtown, closed its purchase of the Helmer building at 969 S.W. Broadway on July 25 in a deal worth about $5 million. The two-story building takes its name from its most prominent retail tenant, John Helmer Haberdashery, and also is ...
Jul 25, 2008
Church of Scientology to Sell Melbourne CBD Headquarters — RealEstate Source
Type: Press
Author(s): Marc Pallisco
Source: RealEstate Source
The Church of Scientology says it is considering proposals to sell its headquarters in the central business district, in its move to the suburbs. The controversial religious denomination can expect to make about $8 million in today's market for the historic four-level building, on the corner of Russell Street and Flinders Lane. The building occupies a tiny slice of the city block, dominated by the Grand Hyatt hotel and near the 101 Collins Street office building. The Church of Scientology recently ...
Jul 18, 2008
Church of Scientology asks for rezone to care for history — Union Democrat
Type: Press
Author(s): Walt Cook
Source: Union Democrat
When talking about the Church of Scientology, the township of Tuolumne probably doesn't immediately come to mind. But the small town might as well be mentioned in the same breath as Los Angeles, the religion's mecca, and movie star adherents like Tom Cruise and John Travolta. Tuolumne is home to an archive of the religion's relics, and has been so for the past decade, according to Jane McNairn, a representative of the Scientology-affiliated Church of Spiritual Technology. According to published reports, ...
Jul 15, 2008
Paccar buys more property, but won't say why — Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeanne Lang Jones
Source: Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
Truck maker Paccar has Bellevue’s business community buzzing over a recent property shopping spree. Downtown property owners, developers, city officials and real estate professionals alike are wondering what prompted the conservative Fortune 500 company to buy two parcels of land across a major arterial from its headquarters and main holdings. Thanks to a $21.53 million spree in the summer of 2000, Paccar Inc. already owns most of the east side of the Bellevue superblock that stretches from Northeast Eighth Street all ...
Jul 10, 2008
Counterfeit Dreams - Chapter 12: Over the Rainbow
Type: Book
Author(s): Jeff Hawkins
Scientology’s International Base is located on the sloping foothills at the north end of California’s San Jacinto Valley, about ninety miles east of Los Angeles. When I first moved there in 1989, the valley was still mostly a rural farming community – sheep still grazed on fields near the Base. But the area was being rapidly taken over by LA’s "Inland Empire" suburbs, spreading out east from Riverside like a virus. Nearby Moreno Valley had already achieved the dubious status of ...
Jul 9, 2008
Scientology targets city — The Argus (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Gurner
Source: The Argus (UK)
The Church of Scientology is planning to increase its foothold in Sussex, The Argus can reveal. Graeme Wilson, the director of public affairs, said the organisation was looking at the local property market and it is thought any new premises could provide a headquarters for members in Brighton and Hove. Mr Wilson said: "The Church of Scientology internationally is very much expanding and to accommodate that expansion, new premises are being acquired for our existing churches worldwide. advertisement "There is nothing ...
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