Well, when I got back together with my ONE friend from the SGI (who is still in - she's a Japanese mis-fortune baby, so I cut her slack), she commented that the new kaikan, which is now called "SGI BUDDHIST CENTER" *ahem* is owned. But it's in the middle of a rental park! Here's the sign:
See how they're stuck clear at the bottom?? LOL!! That's the ass end of the sign, in case you weren't up on the proper terminology :P Also, there are numerous signs around that plaza with the phone number of the leasing agents. I tried to call them to ask if any of the properties within that plaza were privately owned, but nobody picked up. I really don't think there's any way it could be *owned* in the middle of a rental plaza, though. When people own something, they can do what they like to it, and when people rent, they have an expectation about a certain minimum quality/upkeep standard for the entire property. So I think my poor friend was just believing what some dumbass who didn't know anything told her.
Edit: If they DO own it, then I hope they got it dirt cheap, because that's no trophy.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/12/2013 05:06AM by TaitenAndProud.