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    Consultant hired to study feasibility of events center in Niagara Falls

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    From the Buffalo News:

    A Minneapolis consulting firm, Conventions, Sports & Leisure International, has been hired to study the feasibility of a sports and events facility for the City of Niagara Falls.

    The consultant has been directed to deliver the report by Oct. 1, according to Samuel M. Ferraro, Niagara County economic development commissioner. The $113,000 cost will be split equally among the county, city and state.

    Local historian Gromosiak honored for life’s work

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    The imprint left by the career of Paul Gromosiak can be found across the world, from the knowledge of tourists who have taken home his books to the advances of the city of Niagara Falls which might not have happened without him.

    On Friday morning he was honored for his life’s work and the powerful impact it has had on Niagara Falls and Niagara County. Following a ceremony and a series of proclamations from city, county and state officials, a plaque in his honor was unveiled in Heritage Park in the Falls.

    Tourism is city’s ‘life blood’: Thomson

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Dolores Fabiano finds Niagara Falls’ “love-hate relationship” with tourism “quite fascinating.”

    Fabiano, who is executive director for the Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce, said it’s almost like the city’s No. 1 employer is a victim of its own success.

    “It’s the nature of the beast, I guess. It gets the most profile because it’s probably the sexiest industry we have in all of Niagara — it’s such an important part of our economy, but that doesn’t mean attention is not given to other sections of the city,” she said.

    Falls hotel to get funds for retail, restaurant

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    From the Buffalo News:

    A Canadian hotelier currently refurbishing two Buffalo Avenue hotels will receive $1.1 million in city and state money to bring retail and possibly a chain restaurant to one of them.

    Faisal Merani plans to spend $3.8 million to expand the restaurant and retail area of his Holiday Inn at First Street and Buffalo Avenue, near the Rainbow Boulevard roundabout downtown.

    New multipurpose venue for casino?

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Details on a proposed new entertainment facility will be revealed Wednesday during an announcement at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.

    Clare Copeland, CEO of Falls Management Company, will unveil results of a strategic study regarding the major new venue starting at 1 p.m.

    The announcement comes on the heels of Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati stressing the need for a new entertainment centre, saying it’s one of the city’s priorities over the next four years.

    “It’s something whose time has come,” he told The Review in February.

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