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 way to restore the landmark building to its full glory after years of neglect and decay.
An overflow crowd showed up to take him up on the offer. Now, with interest in the project continuing to run strong — a merchandise collection continues to sell well at both Lapstone & Hammer in Center City and occasional pop-up shops — Blumenfeld is inviting the public in once again to view progress on the restoration.
The developer has scheduled an open house from 3:30 to 8 p.m. this Wednesday, May 11, KYW Newsradio reports. Blumenfeld told KYW that the restoration is 60 percent complete. Leasing agents will be on hand to sign up tenants for the apartments, whose rents will range from $1650 a month to about $2500 a month, and there will also be another Divine Lorraine Collection pop-up shop at the event, with proceeds from sales benefiting the local Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization.