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    Niagara Speedway go-kart track spiral progress

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    I think it is safe to say that one of the most anticipated attractions in Niagara Falls for quite some time is the Niagara Speedway that will be opening at the corner of Clifton Hill and Victoria Avenue (behind Kelsey’s). The track is supposed to open this year, but no firm date has been announced.

    It has been neat to see the progress as the old Comfort Inn was torn down, the lot was prepared, buildings started to pop-up, and now the spiral of the go-kart is up. It looks very cool!

    Clifton Hill Construction

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Construction continues at the site of the former Comfort Inn on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls on Feb. 26, 2016.

    Four-acres of property is being redeveloped as part of a multi-plan expansion for HOCO Limited entertainment facilities on Clifton Hill.

    More fun for families promised for Clifton Hill

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Some big changes are coming to Clifton Hill.

    Demolition has already begun on the Comfort Inn, a long-time fixture on what is billed as Niagara Falls’ “Street of Fun.”

    The site, which was home to a motel for more than 60 years, will be the home of a new Go-Kart Coaster track, according to Joel Noden, director of marketing for HOCO Entertainment & Resorts. HOCO owns several properties on the hill including the Niagara SkyWheel, Dinosaur Adventure Golf and the Great Canadian Midway arcade among other things.

    “It’s the signature piece,” Noden said of the Go-Kart attraction that will have riders will spiral up three or four stories high before they race down to a surface track below.

    “It’s like a roller coaster,” Noden said.

    Major changes for Clifton Hill

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Expect to see some multi-million dollar changes taking place near the top of Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls.

    Older buildings like the Comfort Inn are slated for demolition, businesses like Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum and Kelsey’s Restaurant are being renovated or expanded, and new interactive entertainment features are being added to the mix.

    “Once the Comfort Inn is removed we will have a four-acre site available and that’s going to be expansion for our Clifton Hill entertainment facilities,” said Harry Oakes, president of Hoco Limited, that owns and operates a number of attractions, restaurants and shops on the south side of the street.

    The Comfort Inn closed early last month, all the essential services were cut off on Monday, and large excavators were expected to be on site Wednesday or Thursday to begin taking down the building.

    “We are going to be busy this winter so we are just cranking up right now,” said Oakes. “It’s kind of the next phase in our multi-plan, master plan that we have for the whole site. The construction that is going to take place over the next several months is about 20,000-square feet of renovations and about 30,000-square feet of new buildings, along with extensive streetscape site work.”

    Demolition update for the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill

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    “The Comfort Inn Clifton Hill at the corner of Clifton Hill and Victoria Ave in Niagara Falls is being demolished. I took some pictures of the demolition. It is moving along with large gaps in the building now. From Victoria Avenue you can see Boston Pizza.

    These are pictures taken on Tuesday, November 17, 2015”

    From 20151117 Demolition of the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill, posted by Niagara Falls Blog on 11/18/2015 (13 items)

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    Comfort Inn, Niagara Falls closing in October (UPDATE)

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    From the Vanmeer Free Press:

    The Vanmeer Free Press has confirmed the Comfort Inn on Clifton Hill Niagara Falls is closing it’s doors on October 12th, putting up to 50 people out of work, some people will be given jobs in other areas within the parent company officials say. The Inn is one by Hoco Entertainment who also owns a Tim Hortons and The Great Canadian Midway. Hoco’s Joel Newdon told the VFP “changes in market conditions” prompted the move. “We are looking at different strategies it was a business strategy more than anything”

    Top Winter Specials for Niagara Falls Hotels!

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    Last week I received the latest email newsletter from the Clifton Hill Resort.

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    You can subscribe to the Clifton Hill Resort Update newsletter by visiting the Clifton Hill Newsletter page.

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