Blog: The Sad Tale Of Ideal Orgs - 2014-09-26
Things are looking grim in the scientology bubble.
You likely saw the story about the "ideal org" in Boston that was covered in the Boston Globe and they didn't cover the full story by any means. The level of incompetence on display there is amazing. They could not keep their "statement" building because it was too small though it's never been maxed out — so were ordered to sell it. They had a buyer willing to pay $20 million but they couldn't get approval to sell. When they finally got the go ahead, the market had crashed and they got $12 million but had committed to a larger wreck which used up all their funds and now they have a ghost horror house they cannot afford to renovate and have lost their beautiful building and are being sued for breaking other lease contracts.
Similar stories are repeated around the world with insane decisions made to purchase buildings and then NOT renovate or move into them, they sit idle, become eyesores and money pits. Just off the top of my head I know this scenario has happened in Chicago, Philly, Detroit, Battle Creek, Kansas City, Vancouver, Montreal, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Birmingham, Manchester, Sunderland, Auckland, Plymouth, Capetown, Durban, Bulawayo, Harare and there are probably others that have slipped my mind.