DOX: An inside look at how Scientology gets what it wants at 'Ideal Org' events - 2017-12-11
Scientology had been in a building on 4th Street downtown for many years, but wanted a much larger and more impressive home for its "Ideal" church. First, it considered a futuristic looking office building that a wealthy member wanted to donate. But it spurned that offer and purchased a closed college campus that was too far out of town. Eventually, Scientology decided to stick with its 4th Street location, but turn the ground level parking into an actual floor of the building in order to gain more square footage.
As usual, Scientologists from other areas were brought in to put together a decent crowd, some local figures were brought in to give some speeches, David Miscavige gave his usual brief words, and then the ribbon fell and confetti flew. It was the same show we've seen in so many other places around the world, most recently in Amsterdam.