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Read it – The Scottish Rite lawsuit


Read it – The Scottish Rite lawsuit


Photo of the Scottish Rite property. Source: Wikimedia commons

After we broke the news that the old Scottish Rite property is currently tied up in a lawsuit, readers had lots of questions.

What are the terms of the lease between Community Center of South Decatur and Progressive Decatur, aka Progressive Redevelopment Inc.?

What were the terms of the purchase option that CCSD wants to execute to buy the property so Progressive Decatur can’t sell it?

Who is on the board of CCSD and Progressive Decatur?

We’ve got copies of the complaint and the subsequent responses to it. We’ve also got copies of the most recent tax forms for each organization. Read them, study them and let us know if you see anything interesting by shooting us an email at [email protected]

Here are the documents in question

The lawsuit:

2013.3.6 – Verified Complaint for Damages – FILED (1)

2013.4.11 – PD Answer & Counterclaims

2013.4.12 – Alikonis Answer

2013.5.29 – CCSD’s Answer and Defenses to Progressive Decaturs Counterclaims

Tax forms for CCSD:




Tax forms for Progressive Redevelopment:




Again, please email any observations you have about these to [email protected]. Thanks.