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Divine Lorraine is now a Mint House hotel, as tenants scramble

Mint House announced it has officially taken over North Broad’s historic Divine Lorraine, which is ending apartment leases as it transitions into a hotel.

  • “Tech-enabled residential hospitality” is how NYC-based Mint House describes its extended stay services. The company already rents rooms in Philly’s Public Ledger Building.

No hotel rooms are yet available at the Divine Lorraine, Asha Prihar reports — but tenants are still living there, and they’re scrambling and frustrated.

Vogue’s guide to Philly isn’t very Philly, locals point out

Vogue recently highlighted Philadelphia as a great place to visit. Which is great, except for the closed spots and wrong info they included.

  • There were at least five errors in the guide, including misattributing the original design of the Art Museum, mixing up El Rey and El Vez, and directing people to a Center City store that’s since moved to the suburbs.

“If you’re going to highlight Philly,” deputy editor Beatrice Forman writes in an open letter to the Conde Nast fashion mag, “do the work and get it right.”

RECAP: What else happened?

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Mayor Kenney hops on Philly’s Ring the Bell back-to-school tour (9:30 a.m.), joining School District officials and dozens of vendors for a big event outside Northeast High School, with dozens of vendors offering supplies, snacks, backpacks, and signups for academic year activities.


? BP Quizzo lands in South Philly at the Sports & Social bar, where we’ll swoop into the Live! Casino with fun trivia about all things Philadelphia. Prizes include gift cards and beach chairs, all free with RSVP. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17)? Head to Race Street Pier for the Celebrate Asia festival, with food from Indonesian hot spot Hardena, dance performances, and a mid-afternoon DJ set. (1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6)? Add a new brunch spot to your rotation as Old City’s Amina debuts its weekend daytime offerings. Chef/partner Darryl Harmon’s menu features Southern cuisine that incorporates African ingredients. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 6-7)