Orlando, you're next! Scientology makes an 'Ideal' move on the magic kingdom - 2018-02-25
Renovations are under way at 6770 Lake Ellenor Drive in Orlando, Florida. We think it will be the next Ideal Org for Scientology in the U.S., ahead of Austin, Detroit, Philadelphia or Kansas City which have all started demolition. The former headquarters of Red Lobster restaurants will be another in a recent series of Ideal Orgs far from pedestrian traffic, in an office park an hour by car from downtown Orlando.
Orlando is being promoted as the final piece of a Clear Florida, joining Clearwater, Tampa, and Miami and completely ignoring the fact that Jacksonville is by far the largest city in Florida. There is no Scientology org or mission there, nor is there any in the state capital of Tallahassee. The expansion is being driven by proximity to Clearwater, the Flag Land Base. Clearwater first spawned the Tampa Ideal Org, and now both are funding Orlando.