Although I’m trying (and succeeding) to post more often, over the next couple of weeks things will be slower. I’m not going to be in Niagara Falls at all as I take some vacation time. I’ll still post some newsletters and links to articles, but I won’t have any update on developments until I get back to the Falls.
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.
The work is coming along nicely on the new Big Top Amazing Mirror & Laser Maze. I haven’t heard when they are hoping/planning on opening.
I took these photos on Saturday morning.
From WBFO News:
Niagara Falls mayor Paul Dyster has released a statement regarding the visitors lodge that has been proposed for Goat Island. Read More…
From Time Warner Cable News:
…Cuomo says he won’t stop his call for development on Goat Island in Niagara Falls, despite a petition calling for the park to remain focused on nature and having funds instead go toward other parts of the city. Cuomo says the state is still pushing forward with a request for proposals for projects that could help boost tourism there. Read More…
From WBFO News:
Across Niagara Falls, there are projects suggesting the tourism boom – and development that feeds off tourists – are here to stay for the long haul. Read More…
I’m making an assumption here, but based on the fact that Oak Island Creative linked to my article about the new “Big Top Amazing Mirror & Laser Maze” attraction opening on Clifton Hill, I’m guessing that their Mirror Mazes International company is the designer or a partner in the development. Read More…
From Niagara Falls Review:
The laughs have come to an end at Yuk Yuk’s inside Casino Niagara.
The casino has confirmed it ended its tenure with the venerable comedy club chain last month. The last show was on Jan. 7.
Jennifer Ferguson, Director of Marketing for Niagara Casinos, says the club was closed to make room for “new development ideas” at the 20-year-old facility.
“A total of $7 million is being invested into Casino Niagara to implement new gaming technology, new dining experiences and to ensure that we continue to offer a world-class experience to our guests.”
Another notice I saw on the city website (or here if the city website link changes) was about some changes at Souvenir City on River Road. I can’t really tell what the changes are physically, but they are trying to change some parking requirements, as well as increase the floor area of the development.
From the Buffalo News:
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday that a new 191-room hotel overlooking the Niagara River rapids was the latest evidence that the state’s efforts to strengthen the Niagara Falls economy are working.
In a speech to nearly 200 local residents and officials, Cuomo said he wants Empire State Development to “step up to the plate” in Niagara Falls, carrying out a multi-pronged plan to boost the Cataract City’s economy.
- Buffalo News – Column: For the Falls, a simple, yet revolutionary, vision
- Buffalo Business First – State wants to make Niagara Falls, N.Y. more compelling
- WBFO – Cuomo promises more plans for Niagara Falls
- Niagara Gazette – Cuomo feels the ‘synergy’ in Niagara Falls
- WBEN – Radio interview with Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster