Dave and Buster’s signs


It seems like every day there is a new sign being put up. This is what things look like today.



The building is still rather plain…

DAVE & BUSTER’S on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Canada

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From a PR Web press release:

With so many lights, sounds, and excitement, there is never a dull moment on Clifton Hill. The number one hot spot in Niagara Falls has recently got even better with the arrival of the brand new Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Complex. With the new cutting edge in entertainment and mixed with the energetic atmosphere, D&B is the place to Eat, Drink & Play. This vacation destination will create memories that will last a lifetime. Be sure to visit Clifton Hill, where fun and excitement is just around the corner.

Council must mind its own glass house

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

They’ve got a lot of nerve on city council to criticize the Niagara Parks Commission over the appearance of Queen Victoria Park, when the city pumps raw sewage into the Niagara River.

City councillors like to dole out the free advice, but they’re in a big glass house when it comes to telling any other government agency how to run things better.

At Monday’s meeting, council is giving a soapbox to Preserve Our Parks, a watchdog group that keeps tabs on the parks commission…

It probably wouldn’t take much effort to drive around Niagara Falls and see a bunch of similar damage at city-owned buildings, pothole-covered roads or long grass at parks.

Border requirements impact local tourism


From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Canadian tourism industry is experiencing its longest period of decline since the 9-11 terrorist attacks almost eight years ago, according to Statistics Canada report released Monday.

But if the recent experience of the Niagara Parks Commission is a good indication of what’s happening elsewhere in Niagara, Ontario and across Canada today, the Statistics Canada figures showing a 1.3 per cent decrease in tourism spending during the first quarter of 2009 will be seen as comparatively good news.

Parks commission chairman Jim Williams says the NPC has seen its revenues fall sharply since the beginning of June when new border-crossing regulations came into effect.

“We were actually having a fairly good turnaround from Nov. 1 until May 31,” said Williams. “Overall, our numbers were up eight per cent or thereabouts, year over year.

“But since the beginning of June, there has been a dramatic decline … We’ve experienced anywhere from 15 to 20 per cent decline in all of our various revenue generating operations just since June 1.”

The Best Western Fallsview is Waking up to Green

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From a press release seen at PR-USA.net:

Your visit to the Best Western Fallsview just got a little greener. Today, the pet friendly, bike friendly, rider friendly accommodation provider of choice to the Niagara Parks Commission, the Best Western Fallsview Hotel officially joined the LivClean Eco-StayTM program. Eco-StayTM is a national initiative that helps hotels measure their carbon footprint, identify and fund reduction strategies and balance off their greenhouse gas emissions through carbon offsetting.

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