Clearwater votes to buy land Church of Scientology wanted

The Clearwater City Council has handed the Church of Scientology's plans for downtown a setback.

The council has voted to buy a plot of land from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium that the church was interested in purchasing.

The vote was 5-0.

According to a report in the Tampa Bay Times, the church plans to turn the area into a master retail district.

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