Younger generation looking to restore Falls landmark to former glory

From the Tonawanda News: A Niagara Falls landmark that has sat largely dormant for years is getting some love from a pair of 20-somethings. Nirel Patel and Matt Green have big plans for the Niagara Club, the building that housed a private social club that had a list of members — Whitney, Scheollkopf — that…

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Auction of former Hotel Niagara goes to Vancouver bidder for $1.25 million

From the Buffalo News: A 30-year-old Vancouver man placed the winning $1.25 million bid for the former Hotel Niagara at an auction Tuesday. Jamil Kara said he plans to turn the 12-story building at Rainbow Boulevard and First Street downtown into a boutique hotel and condominiums. Kara, who was one of 10 qualified bidders, said…

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Niagara rises

From the Toronto Star: For a city whose main attraction perpetually plunges 53 metres, Niagara Falls has conspicuously lacked depth for decades. On your next visit, get away from the kitsch and vapid casino culture and you might be surprised to see elegant, soulful shoots emerging in this city that attracted about 14 million tourists…

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