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The Divine Lorraine Apartments are Leasing Quickly

Everyone wants to "live in a landmark"

If the numbers from yesterday are any indication, the apartments at the Divine Lorraine are going to lease like hot cakes.

Yesterday morning, Ed Casella, EB Realty's regional property manager, excitedly announced that two 1-bedroom apartments had been leased that morning. Later that evening at the Divine Lorraine Hotel Pop-Up Shop, nearly 50 people signed up for private tours of the apartments.

"We believe we will lease approximately 20 to 30 apartments from that group," Casella told Curbed Philly.

Of course, it could be that a good chunk of those on the list really just want a sneak peek of the whole building more than anything else. But given the hotel's history and cult-like following, maybe not.

In total, there are 121 apartments, a mix of 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units. Leasing prices start at $1,325 and two-bedrooms start at $2,540.

A couple of apartments are expected to be finished in July as model units, and Casella says they're still aiming to have the apartments move-in ready by the end of the year.