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Divine Lorraine is turning into a ‘managed hotel property’

North Broad’s historic Divine Lorraine is turning into a hotel again, per a message sent by management to building residents.

  • Filled with apartments since 2017, the building is transforming into a “managed hotel property,” and tenants are being told their leases will not be renewed.

It’s the next step for Eric Blumenfeld, Asha Prihar reports, the developer who’s been a force in revitalizing the North Broad corridor for over a decade.

Black hair care vending machines are popping up at ShopRite

Black women looking for last-minute hair extensions or edge control now have a solution, thanks to a new outfit called MK Glam.

  • The hair care vending machine inside the Island Avenue ShopRite is the first of a dozen coming from entrepreneur Maeyonni Westbrook, who participated in last year’s Brown’s Business Incubator.

The pilot has been a total success, Desirae Holland reports for Billy Penn. Said Westbrook: “Business is so good, really good.”

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MAYOR WATCH: Apr. 5, 2022

Broad Street Ministry is launching a hygiene truck that’ll bring toiletries and personal care items to people in need, and Mayor Kenney hosts a launch event at City Hall (1:30 p.m.). Evening brings Kenney to the Independence Visitor Center to commemorate its 20th anniversary and memorialize late Visit Philly CEO Jeff Guaracino (5:30 p.m.).


🤓 The first Nerd Nite Philly of the year takes over The Bourse with talks on the power of breakfast sandwiches to the Art Museum’s Duchamp exhibit. Admission is $10. (6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 6)

🖼️ Mural Arts hosts a fundraiser art show at the Ukraine League of Philadelphia, featuring drawings, music, and Ukrainian poetry. A poster-making session will start the evening. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 8)

💪 Looking for a workout class and bar crawl double whammy? Join RippedPHL and Barre 3 for back-to-back bar and strength training classes followed by snacks from Pure Fare and drinks from Two Robbers. Tickets are $35. (11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9)

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