Detroit's Church of Scientology is getting ready to do... something - 2018-10-12
After more than a decade of owning the building, the Church of Scientology appears to be close to opening its Detroit location finally.
A construction crew was spotted on Friday erecting an ornate stage outside of the former Standard Savings & Loan, located near Hart Plaza on Jefferson Avenue and Griswold Street. A spokeswoman said the church was getting ready for a private event on Sunday and that it would soon open, although she could not yet offer a firm date.
Also new was a "Scientology" sign perched on the roof. These are some of the first visual signs of activity at the building, which the church purchased for $3.5 million in 2007. Last year, the city issued a permit for the church to begin $8 million in renovations.