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    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.

    Courtyard Marriott Opens in Niagara Falls

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    From Buffalo Rising:

    BF Patel and family have opened Niagara Falls’ newest and most unique hotel in recent years. Originally built as a Chocolate Factory for the Niagara Chocolate Company in 1912, the building later became home to the northeast headquarters for Moore Business Forms employing thousands of Niagara Falls residents for decades. After Moore closed its operations in Niagara Falls in the late 2000s, the building sat vacant for a few years before being purchased by the Patel’s in 2010.

    After partnering with Marriott, Waterbourne Construction Advisors, Carmina Wood Morris, and Mussachio Architects and investing approximately $12.8 million into the project, the iconic and beloved building has been reinvigorated with new life as a Courtyard by Marriott hotel.

    Johnny Peppers (destroyed by fire) finally demolished

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    This building on Ferry St was the former location of Johnny Peppers restaurant. There was a fire several years ago and half the building was destroyed. There was a for sale sign on the lot for a long time, and then yesterday I noticed that it was being demolished.

    The Niagara Falls Review also has an article about it.

    Niagara Speedway construction photos

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    I don’t have any details for you, but here are some photos from the Niagara Speedway construction area. It looks like the buildings/structures are mostly done, and they are starting to work on the concrete at the track.

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    Big Top Amazing Mirrors & Laser Maze leaflet

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    Back in June I posted about the new attraction that is going in where Brick City was located. As you may recall, that building was torn down and it is an empty lot right now. The lot is fenced off and there are signs up showing the name of the attraction and that it is opening soon. Well, here we are at the end of the summer, and nothing has been done yet.

    I was surprised to see that they’ve even had leaflets available talking about the new attraction. I would assume it will be open for next year, but only time will tell.

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    You can download a PDF of the Big Top leaflet as well.

    Facade work on new Ma Agretto’s building

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    The new building that is going up at the corner of Ellen Ave and Centre St (former Ma Agretto’s building) has some nice stone work on the front now.

    Overall, the building seems to be progressing quite slowly. I wonder how long it will be before it is open.

    New building at former Ma Agretto’s location is coming along

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    The building at the corner of Centre St and Ellen Ave where Ma Agretto’s used to be is coming along. The foundation/basement and ground floor are there, and they are working on the second floor.

    Jack’s Cantina is all gone

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    I meant to post a picture a few weeks ago, but kept forgetting. As you will recall, Jack’s Cantina burned down more than a month ago. The remains of the building were left for a couple of weeks, and then a few weeks ago the building was removed and the property cleaned up. Now it is just an empty lot.

    Residents win ‘David versus Goliath’ battle over Queenston docks

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A small citizens’ group and a church in historic Queenston Village fought the town, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour Co. and the Niagara Escarpment Commission — and won.

    A hearing before the Ontario Environmental Review Panel, which began in March 2009, ended in a victory recently for the Queenston Residents Association and St. Saviour Brock Memorial Church. They were successful in preventing the jet-boat company from receiving a permit from the escarpment commission to construct a two-storey building at the Queenston dock.

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