Subhead More than 300 attend invitation-only event. City officials and representatives of IDP Properties cut the ribbon during a ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Blanche’s main staircase. (TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter) A crowd of about 350 invited guests looked on. (TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter) An exterior shot of the newly renovated Blanche Hotel. (TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter) Champagne and the happy chatter of 350 invited guests filled the newly-renovated Blanche Hotel Thursday. The hotel, which originally opened in the early 1900s, was the recipient of a two-year… Premium Content is available to subscribers only. Please login here to access content or go here to purchase a subscription.