Cruise helps Scientology with Clearwater entertainment complex

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The leader of the Church of Scientology told a City Council member on Tuesday that the church is developing an entertainment complex on Myrtle Avenue with the help of Tom Cruise, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Leader David Miscavige also told Vice Mayor Bill Jonson the church's redevelopment plan for recruiting businesses to Cleveland Street and funding a facade overhaul for the main thoroughfare rather than controlling the entire downtown footprint.

Scientology has acquired $260 million in property in Clearwater since 1975 and another $26 million in the last few months.

Read the Tampa Bay Times story here.

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