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    Property owned by DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton

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    I posted previously about another house that was demolished on Stanley Ave but the Macs store. There is now a “For Lease” sign up. I didn’t realize that this property was owned by the DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton.

    Another building demolished

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    For the longest time there was an abandoned house a couple of doors down from the Macs at the corner of Stanley Avenue and Ferry St. Late last week it was finally torn down. The lot behind it was empty, so now there is quite a large lot. I don’t know if there are any plans, but don’t be surprised if a parking lot is opened.

    Qila Restaurant torn down

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    The other day I noticed that the Qila Restaurant at the corner of Victoria Ave and Magdalen St was torn down. I don’t know why, and I don’t recall seeing any signs. Just one day I noticed it was gone.

    The first image shows what it looked like (a screenshot from Google Maps). The other two are pictures of what the lot is now. It has been turned into a parking lot.

    “Center Gift Shop” torn down for a parking lot

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    The former “Center Gift Shop” store that was on Victoria Avenue has been closed for several months. I’m not sure why, and I never noticed any signs on the window that indicated that they would be closing. Just one day I noticed it was closed.

    Well, now the building has been torn down, and it is a parking lot. This happened just before Christmas.

    Here are a few other photos showing the work as it happened.

    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.

    Brick City is back?!

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    You may recall that Brick City used to be on Clifton Hill (in the old Adventure Dome). It was operated by Niagara Clifton Group. However, after a fire in 2014, it was closed, and eventually the building was demolished. I hadn’t heard anything about the Brick City attraction, so I assumed that it was gone forever. However, the other day I was walking up Oneida Lane (off of Clifton Hill… the same street where Mystery Maze is) and there was a building beside the Upside Down House called Brick City. What?!

    They don’t seem to have a real web page, but they do have a page on Facebook. It looks like the re-opened in April. I’m surprised I never heard about this.

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    Under the dome on Clifton Hill

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    You ask… We answer.

    Q: In Niagara Falls on Clifton Hill once stood the Adventure Dome. I was wondering what was going to be built there? It’s been vacant for a few months now since the demolition. I have lived in Niagara Falls for 31 years and it was a childhood memory going to the Adventure Dome.

    A: There will be new adventures with mirrors and lasers in the dome’s former spot on Niagara Falls’ popular hill.

    Niagara Clifton Group president Charlie Burland, whose family has owned property on the hill for 90 years, said the Adventure Dome…

    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.

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