Earlier this week I received the latest email newsletters from the Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls – Fallsview.


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Graham on March 24th, 2016

From the Niagara Falls Review:

As recently reported in the Review, a massive redevelopment is underway on the south side of Clifton Hill between Queen Victoria Park and Victoria Avenue.

The property, a very popular entertainment and dining area on the Street of Fun, is owned by HOCO Ltd. As the company’s president Harry Oakes explained, part of the change will include an update of the building that houses both Ripley’s and Kelsey’s Restaurant. There will also be various new attractions and increased parking.

The site of all this activity has a long history involving a number of prominent families from this city’s past, beginning with Philip George Bender, one of the very first settlers in what is now Niagara Falls, Ont.

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With all of the changes happening at the Kelsey’s on Clifton Hill, it is no surprise to see that the resetaurant is expanding (it says “additional facilities”) and therefore the liquoru license needs to be amended.


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Graham on March 23rd, 2016

From the Niagara Falls Review:

It will be the earliest start to Niagara’s world-famous boat tour into the mighty falls. And it could also be the longest boat tour operating season ever, including a New Year’s Eve ride.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises is set to sail for a third season, starting April 1.

General Manager Mory DiMaurizio said the season is scheduled to continue until at least Nov. 30, and it’s possible it may be extended to the end of the year.

“Our hopes are to extend the season, extend the stay, participate in the Winter Festival of Lights, perhaps even New Year’s Eve,” said DiMaurizio.

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Graham on March 22nd, 2016

From the Niagara Falls Review:

You ask… We answer.

Q: In Niagara Falls on Clifton Hill once stood the Adventure Dome. I was wondering what was going to be built there? It’s been vacant for a few months now since the demolition. I have lived in Niagara Falls for 31 years and it was a childhood memory going to the Adventure Dome.

A: There will be new adventures with mirrors and lasers in the dome’s former spot on Niagara Falls’ popular hill.

Niagara Clifton Group president Charlie Burland, whose family has owned property on the hill for 90 years, said the Adventure Dome…

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Graham on March 18th, 2016

From the Niagara Falls Review:

Police and fire officials are investigating an early morning fire that destroyed part of the Jungle Putt and Freddie’s Ice Cream property on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Fire Chief Lee Smith said they received a call at around 5 a.m. and about 25 firefighters responded to the 911 call.

Upon arrival, firefighters found the back half of a building on the property fully engulfed in flames, he said.

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Graham on March 17th, 2016

From the Niagara Falls Review:

Jeff Gordon’s final career winning stock car made a pit stop in Fort Erie this week.

Following the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsport Expo held from March 11 to 14 in Toronto, the Hendrick Motorsports transporter, carrying Gordon’s 2015 #24 AARP Member Advantages Chevy SS NASCAR Sprint Cup stock car was transported via the QEW to Fort Erie and across the Peace Bridge for the long trip back home to Charlotte, NC.

But before the vehicle was transported across the border, transporter driver Kenny Babbert stopped on Sunset Drive at the Canadian Motor Speedway site to meet CMS executive Claire MacSweyn to view the site of the speedway and to ensure the first ever race car on site was driven by Gordon, a four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion and CMS track designer.

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