OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:31 pm

FangKC wrote:
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Did McClatchy used to own the building before the Scientologists?
Yes.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

Post by FangKC » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:53 pm

Hopefully, the "church" organization will be exposed for the cult it is, and collapse soon. Then someone can redevelop the building and put it back on the tax rolls.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:54 pm

So, what do we want this building to become once it inevitably goes up for sale again? I’m thinking hotel

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

Post by FangKC » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:48 am

Why not a bank again? Several small banks have opened recently, and the rising population bodes well for more. At least use the lobby as bank again--or credit union, and rent out the upper floors as office space.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

Post by flyingember » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:24 am

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:54 pm
So, what do we want this building to become once it inevitably goes up for sale again? I’m thinking hotel
You haven't looked into Scientology have you? The org structure is your classic corporate cult structure where they could go bust and someone will still own the building 100 years from now unless they're sued to give it up.

The only good thing is apparently they do maintain their buildings.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:27 pm

Oh no

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

Post by chaglang » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:59 am

Yeah, I’d be surprised if that building or the one on 39th ever get sold.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

Post by KCLover » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:55 pm

flyingember wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:24 am
TheLastGentleman wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:54 pm
So, what do we want this building to become once it inevitably goes up for sale again? I’m thinking hotel
You haven't looked into Scientology have you? The org structure is your classic corporate cult structure where they could go bust and someone will still own the building 100 years from now unless they're sued to give it up.

The only good thing is apparently they do maintain their buildings.
Yeah, this building will be passed down to someone else through a limited liability company or to a follower before it goes on sale to a public buyer. Read about what they did to downtown Clearwater Florida. Let's just hope that doesn't happen here. I can sure see them being big naysayers on future development in the Crossroads and protest against any and all of it. Especially anything involving alcohol.

https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2019/1 ... editorial/

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

Post by chaglang » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:00 pm

Didn’t the city council just vote the reduce the power of churches and schools in by-the-drink alcohol approvals?

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

Post by normalthings » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:10 pm

KCLover wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:55 pm
flyingember wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:24 am
TheLastGentleman wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:54 pm
So, what do we want this building to become once it inevitably goes up for sale again? I’m thinking hotel
You haven't looked into Scientology have you? The org structure is your classic corporate cult structure where they could go bust and someone will still own the building 100 years from now unless they're sued to give it up.

The only good thing is apparently they do maintain their buildings.
Yeah, this building will be passed down to someone else through a limited liability company or to a follower before it goes on sale to a public buyer. Read about what they did to downtown Clearwater Florida. Let's just hope that doesn't happen here. I can sure see them being big naysayers on future development in the Crossroads and protest against any and all of it. Especially anything involving alcohol.

https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2019/1 ... editorial/
They have a sizable presence on the Delmar Loop in STL. Yet that street is filled with bars and CBD stores.

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

Post by flyingember » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:09 am

Their market is people who are easy to influence and get their money. They would want to be surrounded by bars

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Re: OFFICIAL - City Bank Building (Church of Scientology)

Post by FangKC » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:56 pm

FangKC wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:48 am
Why not a bank again? Several small banks have opened recently, and the rising population bodes well for more. At least use the lobby as bank again--or credit union, and rent out the upper floors as office space.
Chase Bank plans to open 20 branches in KC

https://tinyurl.com/y4hhgzjq

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