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The Divine Lorraine, (All But) Ready For Its Closeup

I came to yesterday’s (Wednesday, May 17th) Urban Land Institute Philadelphia-sponsored tour of the Divine Lorraine Hotel prepared to be skeptical, for while I’d seen […]

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Music to Return to the Met in Fall 2018

Somewhere in Heaven, Oscar Hammerstein is smiling: Eric Blumenfeld, who is currently restoring his Metropolitan Opera House at 858 N. Broad St. in Francisville to […]

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The Divine Lorraine, Reborn

Maybe it’s the ornate arrangement of windows and balconies. Or the neon sign that loomed dark for 15 years. Or the courtyard that splits the […]

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Philly Developers ‘Terrified,’ ‘Intrigued’ to Have One of Their Own As President

Real estate developers tend to have a funny relationship to politics. On the one hand, they often flood local elections with campaign donations and relentlessly […]

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The Divine Lorraine, Getting Ready For Its Closeup

Around the turn of the last century, when the four buildings developer Eric Blumenfeld is in the process of reconstructing were built, North Broad Street […]

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Want to Check Out the Divine Lorraine’s Progress? Stop By Wednesday Afternoon

Last September, developer Eric Blumenfeld invited the public to tour the Divine Lorraine Hotel so they could see for themselves that work was actually under […]

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Groundbreaking: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been for the Divine Lorraine

I hopped in a cab at 18th and Market and told the driver, Broad and Ridge Avenue, please, the Divine Lorraine. I then muttered to […]

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Divine Lorraine Secures Construction Loan; How About a Papal Blessing?

News came down this week that Eric Blumenfeld had secured a $35 million construction loan to all but officially mark the redevelopment process at the […]

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Starr Catering to Have “State of the Art Office Headquarters” on North Broad

The recent sale of Stephen Starr’s catering arm won’t alter the redevelopment plans at the Studebaker Building at 667 North Broad Street, Eric Blumenfeld, president of EB […]

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Divine Lorraine Moves One Step Closer

Brace yourselves, folks. News regarding the Divine Lorraine is going to come fast and furious until the “groundbreaking” event takes place, hopefully sometime in August. […]

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Prayers Answered: Blumenfeld Has Funding to Make Divine Lorraine Happen

The moment has finally arrived, Eric Blumenfeld (and EB Realty Management) has all of the funds needed to make the Divine Lorraine project a reality. PlanPhilly’s […]

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Tour Shines Light on the Future of the Divine Lorraine and Mural Lofts

Oh man, does it look like the winds of change are finally starting to take shape on North Broad Street. Eric Blumenfeld, backed by mega-investor […]

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Morning Headlines: Blumenfeld in Hot Water Over Dealings at The Met

It seems like not a week goes by without some news pertaining to Eric Blumenfeld’s march to redevelop North Broad Street. However this time, it’s […]

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Rendering Alert: There’s a Courtyard and Water Feature at Mural Arts Lofts

Oh, wow. We’ve just gotten our hands on the most recent rendering of the planned Mural Arts Lofts (aka, the former Thaddeus Stevens school at Broad and Spring […]

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The Divine Lorraine Will Be Reborn, Just Not As a Hotel

  Remember those plans to turn the Divine Lorraine into a boutique hotel? Scrap ’em. “We want to see this project get done now,” said […]