Category: Niagara Falls Developments

    NEW EXHIBIT TO PET STINGRAYS + SHARKS IN NIAGARA FALLS

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    From WYRK.com:

    How awesome is this going to be?

    At the Aquarium of Niagara they have been putting in new exhibits to attract new visitors out in Niagara Falls and now, one of the coolest is underway.

    It will cost about $1.85 million Shark and Ray Bay shallow tropical pool that will be right as you walk inside the venue and should be done by May 2020.

    Cuomo announces $10M for revitalization of Niagara Falls’ Bridge District

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The effort to revive Niagara Falls’ Main Street received a $10 million boost from the state Wednesday.

    In an appearance in the Conference Center Niagara Falls, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Falls is this year’s recipient of funds from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative in Western New York.

    “The state has never done more for upstate New York than it has during my administration,” Cuomo said. “It’s not even close.”

    Rooftop roller coaster latest addition to Clifton Hill

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Clifton Hill has long been described as ‘carnival-like.’ Cotton candy. Ferris wheel. Go-karts. Pretty soon, you can add roller coaster.

    Owner Ian Paul calls it the world’s first rooftop coaster, located above the House of Frankenstein haunted house. With installation nearly complete, it now needs approval from the province’s Technical Standards and Safety Authority, which could be a lengthy process.

    While he’s hoping to have it operating by Thanksgiving, Paul says next March is more likely.

    $15 million plan for Niagara Falls ‘beach club’ draws controversy

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    From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

    A proposed $15 million “beach and surf club” in downtown Niagara Falls has been tangled up in controversy over whether the developer “copied and pasted” artist renderings from a defunct project in Japan.

    Developer Michael DiCienzo is seeking $4 million in public subsidies for his year-round surf club concept, which would be built on to his Sheraton hotel on Third Street and would include a retractable roof, a wave pool and even marine animals.

    “[I’m] absolutely excited,” said Niagara Falls City Councilman Kenny Tompkins. “Can’t wait for something like this to come to fruition here in the Falls.”

    Niagara Distillery Opens In Niagara Falls

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    From a PR Web press release:

    The newest restaurant and attraction in Niagara Falls, Ontario is now open; Niagara Distillery & Billy Bones BBQ. The innovative restaurant opened its door to the public on Wednesday, and has already grabbed the attention of tourists and locals alike. This unique venue is located at the corner of Clifton Hill and Falls Avenue, just steps from Niagara Falls. The new restaurant specializes in hand-crafted spirits and deeply smoked BBQ selections from legendary competition favourite Billy Bones.

    Niagara Falls Casinos Prepare for Thousands of Dollars Invested over the Next Years

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    From CasinoReports.ca:

    Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment officially took control over the management of Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara, the two gaming hotspots in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This week was a special one as it saw the closing of the deal that would guarantee the future operation of the two gambling venues, as well as the Niagara Falls Entertainment Center over the span of the next 21 years.

    The local gambling field is in for exciting development, as the US-based tribal casino operator is making its first steps in the Canadian market. This is not the first branching out for Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, as the operator is working on its US$5 billion resort at Incheon International Airport in South Korea. The Inspire project is going to be the largest entertainment area on a national level with its very own air terminal welcoming guests.

    Hyatt Expected to Triple Canada Presence by 2022

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    From Hotel Business:

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation expects to open more than 20 new hotels in Canada by the end of 2022, tripling the global hospitality brand’s presence in the country.

    The newly announced properties include three hotels in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls, Ontario, expected to open in 2022: a dual-branded Hyatt Centric Niagara Falls and Hyatt Regency Niagara Falls project, with 150 guestrooms and 350 guestrooms, respectively, and the 200-room Hyatt Place Niagara Falls.

    Architect Emilio Raimondo leaves his mark on Niagara

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    From Niagara This Week:

    When Canadian Niagara Hotels wanted to build a massive new water park on Falls Avenue in Niagara Falls, they turned to Emilio Raimondo and his team at Raimondo + Associates Architects Inc. to overcome a unique challenge.

    It had to be built atop an existing parking garage.

    “Putting a building atop a building is complex,” said Raimondo.

    An old Niagara Falls attraction is getting new life

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    From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

    An old Niagara Falls attraction is getting new life.

    For the first time in 29 years, a funicular will be transporting people from the bottom of Clifton Hill into the Niagara Gorge.

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    New Falls casino operators June 11

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment is expected to assume day-to-day operations at the two casinos in Niagara Falls June 11.

    The commercial gaming company, headquartered in Connecticut, will also operate the Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre, scheduled to open later this year.

    MGE was selected by Ontario Lottery and Gaming in September to be the new service provider following a procurement process.

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