Developer has big dream for Divine Lorraine property and wants schools involved

    Developer Eric Blumenfeld has the most unique, out-of-left-field plan yet for the Divine Lorraine.

    Using the property behind the hotel, he wants to make the Divine Lorraine a centerpiece of sorts for an educational campus for four existing schools.
    The Daily News has the details on Blumenfeld/s plan to bring Masterman School, Franklin Learning Center, Benjamin Franklin High and Parkway Center City High onto a joint campus with lunches made by chef Marc Vetri.

    The obstacles are seemingly endless and include approval from all four schools and the School Reform Commission.

    Blumenfeld’s handiwork can be seen elsewhere on North Broad Street, and was part of the investment group that bought the historic hotel in 2003 and later sold it.

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