From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:
The Niagara Falls Trolley will begin service to guests staying in participating Niagara Falls hotels and motels starting today.
Metro’s Niagara Falls Trolley buses serve Niagara Falls Boulevard, Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls International Airport and downtown Niagara Falls, USA.
Trolley stop signs along the route indicate where riders can board a Metro trolley. Trolley stops in downtown Niagara Falls are located at the Aquarium of Niagara Falls, Seneca Niagara Casino, and Tony Roma’s Restaurant. Service will also be provided to hotels and shops along Third Street, Rainbow Boulevard, and Buffalo Avenue.
From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:
An ambitious proposal for the future of an industrial corridor in Niagara Falls was unveiled Tuesday night. Architecture firm LaBella Associates presented to the public long-term proposals for Buffalo Avenue. Read More…
From the Niagara Gazette:
The welcome mat is out for another tourist season but neither side of the border seems dressed up for the occasion. In fact, at a glance you have the impression neither of the cataract cities was expecting company.
For starters, Terrapin Point on Goat Island that overlooks the Horseshoe Falls is a mess. Even near the Buffalo Avenue entrance to the island, construction and warning signs are more prevalent then helpful directional markers.
Not much has changed around One Niagara either, with the overall scene reminiscent of honky-tonk atmosphere on New Jersey boardwalks. And motorists need to slow down or they’re likely to hit a flag-waving parking lot attendant trying the lure them into an all-day spot for $10. It’s hardly what a visitor should encounter at the doorstep to the nation’s oldest state park. If you listen closely, you might even hear Fredrick Law Olmsted spinning above the din.
Across the bridge — if the visitor from the U.S. is lucky enough to have a passport and some other ID — a massive redevelopment of a 9-acre Clifton Hill site is under way, set to open in 2017.
From Buffalo Business First:
After years of wishful thinking, a one-mile stretch of the Robert Moses Parkway leading directly to Niagara Falls may get a makeover that makes it more tourist and pedestrian-friendly.
The Western New York Regional Economic Council has agreed to allocate $10 million from the “Buffalo Billion” to help finance the $15 million project. The remaining $5 million is expected to come from federal dollars secured by Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Brian Higgins.
The project, which could get underway next year, will take a portion of the Robert Moses Parkway between John Daly Boulevard and Buffalo Avenue and turn it from a high-speed roadway into a thoroughfare with pedestrian-friendly medians and attractive landscaping.
From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:
Thursday evening, the Four Points Sheraton hotel in Niagara Falls will have its grand opening.
“It’s a smart place to invest money,” said Faisal Merani.
Merani and his family are investing a lot of money in Niagara Falls, New York.
They are hotel developers from Niagara Falls, Ontario.
2 On Your Side first spoke with Merani about 18 months ago when his family had just bought two hotels- The Fallside and the old Red Jacket Inn, both on Buffalo Avenue.
The Red Jacket was in pretty rough shape back then.
But over the past year, the Meranis have spent seven million dollars to totally re-do the place.