Bart Blatstein‘s Tower Place, the former State Office building, has been unveiled. The building’s $70 million renovation is part of Blatstein’s grand plan to get himself anointed King of North Broad Street, or something like that. The building, which will rent one and two bedroom apartments for $1500/$3000 per month to a “wide demographic of Philadelphians” (namely, those with money), would be a great companion piece to the potential Provence, the $700 million casino/entertainment/shopping/spa complex in the former Inky Buidling and surrounding area.
Regardless of Blatstein’s eventual ownership of the revitalization of North Broad, and even if the Provence doesn’t get the official nod (which we honestly don’t see not happening), dude’s putting a lot of his chips in the North Broad Street basket. In the end, it may not get him named King of North Broad Street, but maybe he can be the King of Jeans.