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Scientology buys office building in Ventura, CA for $6.25 million to house church.


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[FONT=&amp]The Church of Scientology of Santa Barbara has purchased a 61,000-square-foot office building in Ventura for $6.25 million to house the church.[/FONT]

Ventura County Star: Scientology church moves in; condo developer moves on


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Arlene Martinez , [email protected], 805-437-0262 9:49 a.m. PT June 2, 2017

The Church of Scientology of Santa Barbara has purchased an office building off Seaward Avenue in Ventura, with plans to house the church, chapel, rooms for parishioners to study the religion, administrative offices and to use it for community gatherings and activities.

"This building will be our church and it will be fully dedicated to servicing our parishioners and the community, as is every other Church of Scientology," Debbie Cregan, president of the Church of Scientology of Santa Barbara, wrote in an email.

The roughly 61,000-square-foot building, with large, glass windows and a dark brown wood aesthetic, is at 2151 Alessandro Drive. Built in 1980, it faces Highway 101 and was previously owned by former Kinko's President Dan Frederickson, said Shaun Bieniek, vice president of Daum Commercial Real Estate Services, which handled the listing.

The property sold for $6.25 million, Bieniek said. The existing tenants, which include the healthcare vocational school Career Care Institute, will eventually move out, he said.

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