Businessman says he will purchase the Gray Moss Inn - 1987-08-08

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F15.png Businessman says he will purchase the Gray Moss Inn August 8, 1987, Tony Doris, St. Petersburg Times

The Gray Moss Inn is across the street from the Fort Harrison Hotel, the headquarters of the Church of Scientology.

Scientologists and senior citizens were among the residents evacuated when city inspectors found 138 violations of building and fire codes at the Gray Moss Inn in September 1985. Officials finally cleared the building for occupancy last December after violations were corrected.

Seiflein said he is a Scientologist but is not buying the hotel for the church. In fact, he was unsuccessful in trying to rent rooms to the church, he said. "They said they only wanted a real nice place."

Scientology spokesman Richard Haworth also said the Scientologists have no part in the purchase agreement.


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