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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 […]


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 […]


The Wall Street Journal Profiles Unnamed “205-Unit” Project by Eric Blumenfeld

Here’s one that might have flown under your radar. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal about commercial mortgages and backed securities making a comeback […]


Little Bit of New Orleans Is Coming to North Broad

James Jennings, the new editor of our sibling blog, Property has the details on Eric Blumenfeld’s newest North Broad project, the Studebaker Building at 667 N […]


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 […]


Construction on Eric Blumenfeld’s Mural Arts Lofts Project Will Begin in February

Eric Blumenfeld’s transformation of North Broad Street is about to add another point on the map: the former Thaddeus Stevens School at Broad and Spring […]


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 […]


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 […]


On the Market: Eric Blumenfeld’s Gladwyne Manse

Eric Blumenfeld, owner of Philadelphia’s most well-known blighted gem, has put his Gladwyne home on the market. Blumenfeld, who long blamed funding issues for not […]


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 […]

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Paging Eric Blumenfeld: What’s Going on With the Met?

  North Broad developer Eric Blumenfeld, who owns the Divine Lorraine and has done absolutely nothing with it, also owns the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House, […]

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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 […]