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    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.

    The Continental connection

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    From Niagara This Week:

    When Jesse McCracken set out to create a documentary film on motel culture in Niagara Falls, he found himself on the doorstep of the Continental Motel on Ferry Street, expecting another interview discussing the decline in the number of the mom-and-pop type of inns that were once a booming part of the honeymoon capital’s tourism economy.

    McCracken’s initial interest in Niagara Falls motels came from family visits to the city when he was growing up. But, he returned with the idea of making a documentary about what was an industry in decline.

    “I wanted to do a movie about what I was seeing in Niagara Falls over the years when I went there vacationing with my family,” says McCracken, who grew up in Markdale, Ont., near Owen Sound.

    Johnny Peppers (destroyed by fire) finally demolished

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    This building on Ferry St was the former location of Johnny Peppers restaurant. There was a fire several years ago and half the building was destroyed. There was a for sale sign on the lot for a long time, and then yesterday I noticed that it was being demolished.

    The Niagara Falls Review also has an article about it.

    Connecting Fallsview, Victoria districts

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The city is looking at how the Fallsview and Victoria Centre districts could be better connected in the future.

    “We’re looking at traffic improvements and how we can make turning movements at the intersection of Ferry Street and Fallsview (Boulevard) safer for pedestrians to cross, and also to make the traffic movements easier for routing services like the Wego,” said Geoff Holman, the city’s director of municipal works.

    Holman said at first, the city was just looking at replacing a watermain in the area. But after receiving comments from businesses, municipal staff began to look at the condition of the road, traffic safety, and it “kind of evolved into a larger project.

    “We’ve examined a number of different alternatives to make improvements there, and one of the alternatives that we’re bringing forward will be to look at making it a three-legged intersection, so it’ll be like a T-intersection (involving Fallsview Boulevard, Ferry Street and Buchanan Avenue),” he said.

    Hooters to try again in N.F., Ont.

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    From Buffalo Business First:

    Hooters is making a return to the Niagara region of Southern Ontario.

    Niagara Falls, Ont. development officials confirmed Thursday that Hooters has signed a lease to occupy the first floor of the Baymont Inn on Ferry Street, just two blocks from Fallsview Casino & Resort.

    Hooters is slated to open later this spring.

    The Capri closes doors after 55 years

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Capri Restaurant on Ferry Street was closed to the public Tuesday and its furnishing have been removed.

    But what led to the closure – and whether it’s a permanent or temporary situation – is unclear.

    Marisa Alfieri-Hay, daughter of business founder the late Sam Alfieri, was inside the restaurant Tuesday afternoon but declined comment.

    “I can’t say anything to the newspaper right now because of legal reasons,” Alfieri-Hay said.

    Instead, she said she hopes to publish a letter to their customers in the near future explaining the circumstances.

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