North Broad’s majestic Met to open as a Live Nation music venue in 2018

“One of Philadelphia’s most majestic performance spaces — the long-lost Metropolitan Opera House on North Broad Street — is set to come back to life.

Developer Eric Blumenfeld, who is also behind the refurbished Divine Lorraine Hotel nearby, has entered into an agreement with concert promoter Live Nation to revive the historic venue that takes up a full city block at Broad and Poplar Streets, at a cost of $45 million. It’s to open by the end of 2018.”