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Discrepant
12th June 2010, 04:31 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4693549248_c3c5fcaf04.jpg

Quoted from an anonymous source.

"The Mountain View location bought two buildings next door to each other on Linda Vista near the freeway- supposedly because it has the best foot traffic there to lure new people in. They are selling that building and will eventually sell their other building as well once they have fundraised (coerced) millions of dollars and countless "volunteered" slave labor for the renovations of their new building. If there is a huge empty building with a smaller one next door to it on Linda Vista that will be their new location. No word as to when all this is supposed to take place... but I'm sure the fundraising has already started."

JackStraw
8th June 2014, 01:57 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4693549248_c3c5fcaf04.jpg

Quoted from an anonymous source.

"The Mountain View location bought two buildings next door to each other on Linda Vista near the freeway- supposedly because it has the best foot traffic there to lure new people in. They are selling that building and will eventually sell their other building as well once they have fundraised (coerced) millions of dollars and countless "volunteered" slave labor for the renovations of their new building. If there is a huge empty building with a smaller one next door to it on Linda Vista that will be their new location. No word as to when all this is supposed to take place... but I'm sure the fundraising has already started."

This (bolded) is really funny. Their new buildings are at the end of a dead-end road and get zero foot traffic! Note the irony of a dead-end road, too.

Jack

idrizomare
8th June 2014, 05:45 AM
I'm happy to see that they're vacating downtown Mountain View. The old location in the photograph (now for sale) on Castro Street gets lots of foot traffic past it. The new location is near Public Storage, to give a sense of how desirable it is.

Daisy
9th June 2014, 03:02 PM
Ahhh, the memories of protesting that building. Thanks Anonymous.

Mister Mike
10th June 2014, 03:59 AM
I'm happy to see that they're vacating downtown Mountain View. The old location in the photograph (now for sale) on Castro Street gets lots of foot traffic past it. The new location is near Public Storage, to give a sense of how desirable it is.

But it's easy to drive up there, because it's right off the Central Expressway, on "Easy Street." Of course, any protest will be a small affair between the protesters and staff, but you can flyerbomb them repeatedly late at night (the place closes at 10PM.)

Liber8u
10th June 2014, 05:24 AM
I'm happy to see that they're vacating downtown Mountain View. The old location in the photograph (now for sale) on Castro Street gets lots of foot traffic past it. The new location is near Public Storage, to give a sense of how desirable it is.

Their "information center" is directly across the street from the East West Bookshop. It is a huge metaphysical emporium. It has every "other practice" you could name. The store is always full of people and the $cientology information center is empty!! I'm kinda sad to see the cult leaving the downtown ~~~ it was always good for a chuckle.

Lohan2008
10th June 2014, 10:17 AM
Which city & state (of USA) ???

JackStraw
10th June 2014, 10:39 AM
Which city & state (of USA) ???

the city is Mountain View, state of California, US of A, Planet Earth, This Sector:eyeroll:

Jack

rich
10th June 2014, 11:23 PM
Jack, which sector are you in?

JackStraw
13th June 2014, 10:43 AM
Jack, which sector are you in?

Why, this one!:biggrin: Also, Earth, USA, California, and Mountain View. I am in the city of which we speak.

Jack

Jump
13th June 2014, 11:33 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4693549248_c3c5fcaf04.jpg

Quoted from an anonymous source.

"The Mountain View location bought two buildings next door to each other on Linda Vista near the freeway- supposedly because it has the best foot traffic there to lure new people in. They are selling that building and will eventually sell their other building as well once they have fundraised (coerced) millions of dollars and countless "volunteered" slave labor for the renovations of their new building. If there is a huge empty building with a smaller one next door to it on Linda Vista that will be their new location. No word as to when all this is supposed to take place... but I'm sure the fundraising has already started."


Will the dupes need to raise the FULL COST of the new building, or new cost minus sales proceeds . . .

*cough* enquiring minds need to know :confused2:

CO2
29th September 2015, 06:59 AM
http://www.cbre.us/o/sanjose/AssetLibrary/SanTomasSquare.pdf

the new Co$ of Mountain View is in Santa Clara at 3226 Scott Blvd.

They have moved from 117 Easy St. in Mountain View

as the new property is rented ($1.50 a square foot - 4,000 sq ft)

They must be doing very well to have expanded out of an owned building into a rental unit in a larger development.



https://youtu.be/AMg7uiyolJM

Daisy
29th September 2015, 05:21 PM
http://www.cbre.us/o/sanjose/AssetLibrary/SanTomasSquare.pdf

the new Co$ of Mountain View is in Santa Clara at 3226 Scott Blvd.

They have moved from 117 Easy St. in Mountain View

as the new property is rented ($1.50 a square foot - 4,000 sq ft)

They must be doing very well to have expanded out of an owned building into a rental unit in a larger development.



https://youtu.be/AMg7uiyolJM

OMG, they gave up on the ideal org planned on Linda Vista that has been sitting empty for years now after hitting up their public for donations.

LOL, love it! Cant wait to hear the explanation. :biggrin:

Tech Trained
7th October 2015, 12:31 AM
From what I understand, the fund raising for the building purchase and all renovations was completed. The new, rented quarters are intended to be temporary until the ideal org renovations are complete.

I am uncertain what is stopping the renovations from beginning, but I believe it has something to do with trying to get the construction plans approved by the city.

Anonycat
7th October 2015, 12:56 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4693549248_c3c5fcaf04.jpg

Quoted from an anonymous source.

"The Mountain View location bought two buildings next door to each other on Linda Vista near the freeway- supposedly because it has the best foot traffic there to lure new people in. They are selling that building and will eventually sell their other building as well once they have fundraised (coerced) millions of dollars and countless "volunteered" slave labor for the renovations of their new building. If there is a huge empty building with a smaller one next door to it on Linda Vista that will be their new location. No word as to when all this is supposed to take place... but I'm sure the fundraising has already started."

I was going to say: wait, we shut this place down years ago! Then I saw the OP is from 5 years ago.

JackStraw
2nd December 2015, 09:00 AM
http://www.cbre.us/o/sanjose/AssetLibrary/SanTomasSquare.pdf

the new Co$ of Mountain View is in Santa Clara at 3226 Scott Blvd.

They have moved from 117 Easy St. in Mountain View

as the new property is rented ($1.50 a square foot - 4,000 sq ft)

They must be doing very well to have expanded out of an owned building into a rental unit in a larger development.



https://youtu.be/AMg7uiyolJM

Donald Sutherland said his son, who wrote the theme song, made more money than he did (the star of the movie)
from writing the song, because of the TV show, through residuals.

I was a staff member of the Mtn Vw org. Where are they now?

Where can I go to see my old friends?

JK,

Jack

RandomCat
2nd December 2015, 10:02 AM
Donald Sutherland said his son, who wrote the theme song, made more money than he did (the star of the movie)
from writing the song, because of the TV show, through residuals.

I was a staff member of the Mtn Vw org. Where are they now?

Where can I go to see my old friends?

JK,

Jack
I think that Donald Sutherland's oldest son is Kiefer, who would have been about 3 years old when M*A*S*H came out.

Edit: I just Wiki'd MASH... It was the director's son who co-wrote the song (Mike Altman).

JackStraw
3rd December 2015, 06:10 AM
I think that Donald Sutherland's oldest son is Kiefer, who would have been about 3 years old when M*A*S*H came out.

Edit: I just Wiki'd MASH... It was the director's son who co-wrote the song (Mike Altman).

Whoops... looks like I misremembered who I heard tell that tale. Thanks for the correction.

Jack

Tech Trained
20th December 2015, 04:46 AM
I was a staff member of the Mtn Vw org. Where are they now?

Where can I go to see my old friends?

JK,

Jack

Temporary quarters at:

3226 Scott Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 95054-3007

Helena Handbasket
20th December 2015, 05:53 AM
Will the dupes need to raise the FULL COST of the new building, or new cost minus sales proceeds . . .


the new Co$ of Mountain View is in Santa Clara at 3226 Scott Blvd.

They have moved from 117 Easy St. in Mountain View

as the new property is rented ($1.50 a square foot - 4,000 sq ft)

They must be doing very well to have expanded out of an owned building into a rental unit in a larger development.
I doubt there will be any "sales proceeds" to take into account. The only reason they would have to sell their building in the first place was to cover operating losses; to wit, to make up for years of outflow exceeding inflow. And if there is sufficient value in the old building, it will be sold at below market value to CSI (Chairman Services, Inc.)

Helena

JackStraw
10th June 2017, 05:31 AM
It appears that the Mtn Vw Org finally got the permits for the renos they have been waiting for.

The Linda Vista bldg is undergoing renos now!

Look for a Grand Opening in the near future!

I spoke with a long-time Mtn Vw staffer recently who told me this would be happening soon, and it seems he was right.

I went by the location and saw a contractor's mobile office and a fence to hide/protect from view of construction...
There was an official sign re the change of designation from commercial to "church" purposes...

How long has this been 'hanging fire'???



I'll keep checking and updating on "progress" to opening.

Jack

Plawn1933
28th June 2017, 03:22 PM
that looks nice i use to live in california

dchoiceisalwaysrs
30th June 2017, 09:09 AM
It appears that the Mtn Vw Org finally got the permits for the renos they have been waiting for.

The Linda Vista bldg is undergoing renos now!

Look for a Grand Opening in the near future!

I spoke with a long-time Mtn Vw staffer recently who told me this would be happening soon, and it seems he was right.

I went by the location and saw a contractor's mobile office and a fence to hide/protect from view of construction...
There was an official sign re the change of designation from commercial to "church" purposes...

How long has this been 'hanging fire'???



I'll keep checking and updating on "progress" to opening.

Jack

Makes me wonder if there was ever any publicly posted notice of the intent or application for rezoning. Behind closed doors? hidden agenda and operation? or not?

JackStraw
24th July 2017, 09:43 AM
I went by a week or so ago to see if there was any visible "progress."

They have two buildings, the posh one at the end of a dead end street (I love this!)
and the building immediately next door, a plain concrete block rectangular bldg.

I saw no evidence of work going on at the "posh" bldg, but the plain concrete block building was completely gutted.
There were four walls, and nothing else. The doors, windows etc were all gone. There was nothing but four walls left and some scaffolding inside I could see through the holes where the doors and windows were.

This is a change from the last time I drove by...so it seems they have begun.

More to follow...

Jack