Pays $8.5 million for McClain Finlon Advertising's ex-home.
By Margaret Jackson, The Denver Post 4th Jan 2011
(also reported on abc7 News, TheDenverChannel.com http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/26 ... etail.html )
EDIT: Radio program, Peter Boyles, KHOW Denver 5th Jan, discusses the Denver Post article. Guests include Gerry Armstrong and Bruce Hines.
The show's now available as an mp3 download:
http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/ ... PETE5A.mp3
Starts discussing the Denver Post article at 4m:23s, goes into some other unrelated discussion before returning to the subject at the end of the file.
Here's the next segments....
2nd hour: http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/ ... ETE6A.mp3?
^Bruce Hines @ 00:50s
3rd hour: http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/ ... ETE7A.mp3?
^Gerry Armstrong @ 1m:00s
4th hour: http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/ ... ETE8A.mp3?
There's a little bit more towards the end of the 4th hour @30m:55s
Denver Post article snippets......
The building at 2300-2346 Blake Street had listed for $14 million when it went on the market in 2008.
(John Leyba, The Denver Post)
9.200 members in the Denver area? hahahahaha yar riiight.The Church of Scientology has paid $8.5 million in cash for a building in the Ballpark neighborhood formerly occupied by McClain Finlon Advertising.
Over the past five years, the Los Angeles-based church had considered numerous Denver locations, including the Colorado National Bank Building at 17th and Champa streets that is now slated for a hotel.
It bought the 44,679-square-foot Ballpark building at 2300-2346 Blake Street on Thursday.
The building was listed for $14 million in 2008, following a banner year in commercial real estate, said Kittie Hook, a broker with Cassidy Turley/Fuller Real Estate who represented seller Cathey Finlon.
The property also includes a 90-vehicle parking lot that could be developed.
The church, which has had a presence in Denver since 1971, has 9,200 members here and has outgrown its current space, said Karin Pouw, spokeswoman for the church, which has locations in Englewood, Boulder and Aurora.
Finlon said she's pleased with the price, even though it's far less than the initial asking price. She paid $2.9 million for the property in 2000 and spent several million dollars renovating it.
....more in article link.....
Somehow I don't think they'd be needing such a vast carpark: Google Maps Streetview - 2300-2346 Blake Street, Denver
I wonder if money previously dontated by alleged murderer and failed sucider, who is going to trial in February, was used in the purchase of this building. You know, the money he apparently extorted from his W.I.S.E. computer business and which caused non-scientologist employee/partner and murder victim Tony Ciancio to become suspicious and want out.
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