A huge chunk of Philadelphia history has been given new life; for the first time in decades, the iconic lettering on top of The Divine Lorraine Hotel relit the streets.
Thankful and appreciative speeches were given on stage as people anticipated the relighting ceremony. There was talk and praise of the progress and process of the reconstruction, but the majority of the positivity and respect was felt towards Eric Blumenfeld, the owner of Eric Blumenfeld Reality Management (EBRM). Everyone there cheered for him as he talked about how much this building means not only to the city of Philadelphia, but to him personally.
The festival on Wednesday night was hosted by the organization Big Brothers Big Sisters. Those who worked for this organization spoke highly of Blumenfeld and how closely connected and respectful he is to the community. Excitement buzzed within the tents, despite the pouring rain.