The Franklin Residences Gets Its Own Di Bruno Brothers Outpost
The Ben Franklin Hotel (you might know it from such roles as “Where the Dance Competition Took Place” in Silver Linings Playbook) has been revamped and refreshed. A Korman community, the Horace Trumbauer-designed building at 834 Chestnut now goes by the name The Franklin Residences (we know it’s more frequently heard without the “residences” appended, but given the history of institutions called “The Franklin,” we don’t recommend that).
In mid-September the building adds another famous name to its marquee with the opening of a new Di Bruno Brothers outpost on its first floor. The store will be open to the public–Wash West, get ready–but is a pretty terrific amenity for residents of the Residences’ luxury rentals.