HIP-HOP power couple Jay Z and Beyonce have not bought a condo in the 500 Walnut high-rise, despite several online reports and news bits suggesting that they have.
Michael Angelina, from Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (530 Walnut St.), said yesterday, "I can't discuss it," but his website, michaelangelina.com, is splashed with the headline, "Jay Z and Beyonce Purchase Most Expensive Philadelphia Real Estate Ever," and "Sources say it's true!"
According to Angelina's website, the all-glass, floor-to-ceiling, ultra-high-end penthouse condo is closing at a whopping $20 million, with Jay Z and Beyonce the rumored buyers.
The 26-story 500 Walnut had a groundbreaking a couple of weeks ago and is expected to be ready for occupancy in 2017. Reached by emailyesterday, Paula Celletti-Baron, vice president of sales and marketingfor 500 Walnut, said, "Though it is our policy to neither confirm nor deny who our buyers are out of respect for their privacy, we can say that Jay Z and Beyonce have not purchased the penthouse at 500 Walnut at this time."
So . . . not now - but maybe later?