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    SkyWheel closed for maintenance (including photos)

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    I know this is kind of old news, but I still wanted to post about it, along with some photos:

    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Niagara SkyWheel on Clifton Hill will be closed until May 1 for maintenance.

    The attraction closed last Friday. Read More…

    For sale: the worst of the worst in wax

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Crime doesn’t pay. Unless, of course, you’re selling the criminal.

    Harry Riley, 80, is selling wax figures from the former Criminal Hall of Fame in Niagara Falls online. Ed Gein, John Wayne Gacy and Adolf Hitler are among the 28 figures available on local Kijiji and Craigslist pages.

    “Everyone thinks it’s weird,” said Riley. “They’re shocked when they see them, especially the Hitler guy.” The replicas range from political figures like Abraham Lincoln, used in the John Wilkes Booth exhibit, to mobsters and serial killers.

    Riley was approached by Don Lombardi, former owner of the wax museum, to sell the items. The museum, a staple on Clifton Hill for nearly 40 years, closed in 2014.

    Bravo Pizzeria & Grill re-opening on November 25

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    Back in July you may recall that Bravo Pizzeria + Grill had a fire. They have been closed for 4+ months, but they will be reopening next week. According to their website, it was an electrical fire caused by one of their exterior signs.



    Happy Wanderer for sale


    I noticed this yesterday when I was out. The Happy Wanderer, a German-themed restaurant on Stanley Avenue is for sale. This could have been for sale for a while, I don’t know. My best guess is it was back in June or July, based on the dates on recent reviews.

    I’ve never been, but the reviews I’ve read online were always very complimentary. It appears to be closed. A reviewer on Google Maps said that they were “closed by receivers”, as does the sign (“court appointed receiver”).


    Happy Wanderer no more!

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    Sometime last year the Happy Wanderer on Stanley Avenue (across from the new Hilton expansion) closed it doors and was taken over by the bank.  A  company/team was then put together to try and bring this place back to life with interior upgrades, in the hopes of rejuvenating this establishment. Unfortunately the bank canceled the project and recently put the building up for sale.

    Happy Wanderer

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