Seriously, we're drooling over the latest Instagram post from the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. They've somehow been able to snag original fire place mantle from The Divine Lorraine Hotel. Take it in, pause, and take it in again. It's beautiful. And you thought Spruce Street Harbor Park was the coolest place you've ever been, it looks like Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest might just one-up it. So how'd they get these relics from the Dame of North Broad?
Emma Fried-Cassorla, Communications Manager at DRWC and maker of these amazing Philly wood cut outs, confirmed that these mantles are rented from Provenance Salvage in Northern Liberties and look to be situated inside one of the two "chalet-style" heated tents designed by Groundswell Design Group. If this teaser is any indication at the overall style and flare of the project, it's a can't miss winter activity, much like Spruce Street Harbor Park was for summer. Groundswell helped out with SSHP as well.
The Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest opens Friday, November 28 and will include the aforementioned chalets, the ice staking rink and a tree lighting ceremony on December 5 featuring "one of the largest living trees in the city," according to Fried-Cassorla.
As you loyal fans of The Divine Lorraine Hotel already know, EB Realty Management is in the middle of redeveloping the Dame of North Broad into a hotel yet again. They recently released some renderings, popped up a new website and even posed for some insane-o photos, which depict developer Eric Blumenfeld lording over the city.