Cole Schotz PC Advises Procida Funding for $56M Loan to Restore Philadelphia Met Opera House
PHILADELPHIA — Cole Schotz PC has advised Procida Funding on a $56 million loan for the restoration of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House, which originally opened in 1908 at 858 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia. Procida Funding provided the financing in conjunction with Fulton Bank, PIDC and an equity investment from New Orleans-based Enhanced Capital. The financing will help reopen the 39,200-square-foot theater as a Philadelphia concert venue for Live Nation. Developer Eric Blumenfield anticipates an opening as early as December. The restoration will include renovating the entire building, including the roof, ceilings, floorings, lighting, proscenium and exterior masonry. Leo Leyva, Rab Nalavala, Alan Rubin and Danielle Pasquariello of Cole Schotz advised on the financing.