Scientologists cancel Flag Building dedication scheduled for Oct. 6 - 2013-09-18
The Church of Scientology has backed off previously announced plans to dedicate its Flag Building downtown on Oct. 6 and will push back its grand opening indefinitely.
The seven-story structure that takes up an entire city block has been under construction since 1998. Also known as the "Super Power" building, the structure will reportedly house a classified church program first advanced by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in the 1970s.
The church had expected 10,000 Scientologists for the dedication Oct. 6 and faced two city deadlines this week to supply information for a special events permit to close streets and sidewalks around the Flag Building. A traffic plan was due by 5 p.m. today and a certificate of liability insurance and an updated venue site plan are due by Friday.