An extraordinary casino anchored hotel and entertainment complex proposed by renowned developer Bart Blatstein, promising more new tax revenue, more new jobs and more new economic development than any private development in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania history.
The Provence has the greatest potential to produce more tax revenues than any other applicant, independent analysis for the city of Philadelphia clearly shows.
The Provence will create more than 3,000 new jobs, according to an individual analysis for the City of Philadelphia – 750 more than any other project.
Experts agree that The Provence will spur more than $1 billion in additional development over the next 10 years, according to a study by Econsult Solutions.
This isn’t just about building a building. This is about creating a game-changing project and a lasting difference for Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.
The Right Experience for Pennsylvania
As the developer of the Provence, Tower Entertainment, LLC has put together one of the most exciting urban development proposals in history. Tower Entertainment is led by long-time developer Bart Blatstein, who also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Tower Investments, Inc. Tower Investments is a leading developer of retail, entertainment, mixed use, residential and commercial properties in the Philadelphia area. Since 1978, the company has distinguished itself as an innovator and pioneer, finding significant opportunities in areas overlooked and underserved by more traditional firms. Based in Philadelphia, Tower is a privately held development company with expertise in all aspects of planning, design, construction, financing and leasing. Tower is known for its aggressive and creative urban investments in major projects.
Principal Bart Blatstein recognized long before anyone else the enormous potential of Delaware Avenue for large scale retail and commercial development. This vast retail and commercial district, built on formerly abandoned industrial property entirely without government subsidy, established Tower as a leader. Tower then set its development focus on the redevelopment of Northern Liberties and established this neighborhood as the place in Philadelphia, to live, work and play. These two large redevelopment efforts have created jobs, business opportunities, tax revenues and the impetus for more investment in the Philadelphia.
Tower has developed more than a million square feet of retail, commercial, entertainment and residential space. Among the firm’s other projects area, Avenue North on Broad Street in North Philadelphia and entertainment, commercial and residential developments in Manayunk.
Tower is committed to creating mixed-use urban enterprises that enhance the cityscape, improve the City’s tax base and create employment and business opportunities. Tower’s developments on vacated industrial land throughout the City have created more business locations, business opportunities, permanent jobs, and millions of dollars in annual sales and real estate taxes.
Bart Blatstein is the CEO of the privately held development company Tower Developments. Under his guise, Tower Investments has become well known for its aggressive and creative urban investments in major projects, as well as its expertise in all aspects of planning, design, construction, financing and leasing. Most recently, Bart set his development focus on the redevelopment of Northern Liberties and established the neighborhood as the place in Philadelphia, to live, work and play. His redevelopment efforts have created jobs, business opportunities, tax revenues and the impetus for more investment in the Philadelphia.
In his more than 30 years in the real estate industry, Bart Blatstein has earned the reputation as one of the region’s most respected and successful developers. Tower transformed vast tracts of post-industrial properties along Columbus Boulevard into flourishing retail, entertainment, and office development, including Riverview Plaza, Columbus Crossing and Dickinson Square. In Manayunk, his company developed the largest contiguous commercial site along the Schuylkill riverfront.
Mr. Blatstein is also very active in array of business, civic and charitable groups. He was a founding member of the Waterfront Developers Council, and is the past President of the Jewish Publishing Group board and serves on the Board of Trustees of Community College of Philadelphia, President’s Advisory Board and Board of Visitors of Temple University, Northeast Treatment Centers, Federation of Jewish Agencies as Real Estate Division chairman and Israel Bonds and the Technical Assistance Center for Emerging Contractors.
In every sense of the word, Mr. Blatstein is a Philadelphian, with passion and vision for the City, its neighborhoods, and its bright future. And most important, Mr. Blatstein has earned the reputation for “getting the job done.”
Drawing on decades of experience and led by some of the industry’s most notable professionals, Isle of Capri Casinos is one of the leading developers and operators of regional gaming, entertainment and leisure facilities in the world.
Focused on operational effectiveness and organic growth, Isle recognizes the changing needs of the dynamic marketplace and is aggressively aligning operating strategy with the evolving needs of customers to forge a solid platform for sustainable success.
The Isle of Capri strategic operating plan is a comprehensive approach to strengthening operations through exceeding customer expectations, having a well-trained and friendly team that creates the right atmosphere, and positioning brands to deliver on the elements of a gaming experience that customers identify as most important to their choice of entertainment venue… time and time again.
Isle of Capri’s 16 properties provide memorable experiences to millions of visitors each year, and as one of the country’s largest publicly-traded gaming companies, Isle of Capri is traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under ticker symbol ISLE.
This project has the largest potential benefit in terms of operating jobs, gaming and non-gaming revenues, and tax revenue to the City and the Commonwealth.
With a distinctively modern twist on classic sophistication, The Provence sets the new standard for urban entertainment. Take a closer look in the gallery below.
Blatstein… almost single-handedly transformed Northern Liberties from a struggling post-industrial area into the center of Philly hipness…
More tax revenues, more jobs and more development than any other proposal, according to research by Econsult Solutions & consulting firm AKRF.
The Provence will create more gaming revenue, tax revenue and non-gaming revenue than any other applicant, according to independent analysis.
From the jobs created to build The Provence to the thousands of full time jobs to operate the facility, The Provence will create extraordinary opportunity.
As a project of unrivaled scope and scale, The Provence will spur unprecedented development along the North Broad Street corridor.
With the $750 million expansion of the Convention Center, The Provence is best positioned to boost tourism, never more important to Philadelphia than today.
We believe that The Provence needs to represent Philadelphia in purchasing, procurement and operation, and our diversity goals display our commitment.
When it comes to bringing new dining, entertainment & retail amenities to Philadelphia, The Provence will provide more experiences than anybody else.
Now that we have a break from the winter weather, its a good time to get out and enjoy Philly. #FirstFriday10 months ago
Today at 2 pm, we go before the PA Gaming Board. You can watch on a live stream. The journey continues ... #PhillyPride #NorthBroadStreet11 months ago
Last day for us since we are batting second, 2pm at the Convention Center tomorrow January 28. #PhillyPride #RebuildNorthBroad11 months ago
The countdown continues, 4 days left, then the decision rests upon the PA Gaming Board. #PhillyPride #ProvenceEntertainmentComplex11 months ago