ZAVITZ: Historic property ready for another chapter
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.