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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Changes on the Way to Stephen Starr’s Commissary Building on North Broad

Another day, another development on North Broad Street that involves developer Eric Blumenfeld. No, it’s not about Mural Arts Lofts, the Divine Lorraine Hotel project […]