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Law Firm: Divine Lorraine Developer Eric Blumenfeld Owes Us Nearly $750K

Update: 8/15/14 3:35PM: Blumenfeld called us yesterday evening to say, “That matter has been resolved.” Today a firm spokesperson told us, “Stradley Ronon Chairman Bill […]


The Beury Building Is Up for Sheriff’s Sale

The poor Beury Building has not been rescued in Divine Lorraine fashion. In fact, the latest listings show that the foreclosed building will go up […]


Divine Lorraine Will Have a Restaurant and Speakeasy

It really seems like the Divine Lorraine will get redeveloped. Developer Eric Blumenfeld has purchased the building for a second time and he has the funding in […]


Video: The Latest Look Inside the Divine Lorraine

Oh, ye of little faith. That’s probably what developer Eric Blumenfeld wants to tell every naysayer who laughed when he bought the Divine Lorraine for […]


Divine Lorraine Reborn: Is This Really Happening?

Familiar with this kind of thing? “Smack in the middle of downtown Philadelphia’s busy Broad Street sits the towering Divine Lorraine. When night falls and […]


Morning Headlines: The Divine Lorraine Project Might Just Happen– And Soon

Dare we do it? Dare we allow ourselves to feel even the briefest of glimmers of hope? Philadelphia’s most well-known ruin has been purchased twice […]

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Petition Started to Turn Divine Lorraine Into an “Interactive Museum of Contemporary Art”

“Do people want something that provides more jobs and connects communities, or would you rather have a gentrification spaceship land here with more condos?” Caryn […]

City Life

Divine Lorraine Is One of Google Street View’s Scariest Places

The Daily Dot names North Broad’s Divine Lorraine—beautiful but abandoned—as one of its 10 scariest places on Google Street View. “Smack in the middle of […]

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Exquisite: Laura Kicey’s Photos of Former Lace Factory

“Get out of town,” said Cole Porter. “Don’t fence me in,” he said, also. The guy had serious wanderlust, and when it’s nice out, so […]


Speaking of the Divine Lorraine, Eric Blumenfeld Channels ’80s Band Starship

Developer Eric Blumenfeld–who now owns the Divine Lorraine and will apparently do the same NOTHING with it that everyone else has–is having a bad couple […]


Divine Lorraine Featured on Web Urbanist As Abandoned and Apparently Hopeless

Remember the Divine Lorraine? That big, beautiful, abandoned building on North Broad Street that Mayor Nutter said was a cornerstone of Philadelphia’s revival and that […]