The Church of Scientology on Sunday held a grand opening for a new mission in Los Feliz. Church officials estimated that more than 1,000 Scientologists and guests attended the grand opening for the mission, which is housed in a newly constructed, two-story, Spanish Colonial Revival-style building.
The 8,000-square-foot Church of Scientology Mission Los Feliz, which is located on a former parking lot at the corner of Hillhurst Avenue and Avocado Street, is one of the larger buildings constructed in recent years on the northern end of Hillhurst. Television actor Patrick Renna spearheaded the construction of a new mission after the congregation outgrew its former home, the church said in a press release.
In addition to a public exhibit devoted to Scientology beliefs and practices, the new facility is set up to provide beginning Scientology services, daily seminars and spiritual counseling.
The church paid about $2 million to purchase the corner lot. The cost of construction was not available.