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    Gov. Proposes Buying Downtown NF Properties

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    From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:

    For the first time in a very long time, there are signs of life in downtown Niagara Falls.

    On Rainbow Boulevard, construction crews have been working around the clock to build Mark Hamister’s $35 million Hyatt Place hotel, set to open later this year. The world-famous Rainforest Café opened on Old Falls Street in 2015, and a few years before that, the downtown corridor welcomed the launch of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. The Robert Moses Parkway, with its prime riverfront location, will be more accessible due to a reconfiguration project funded through the state’s Buffalo Billion investment program.

    In his State of the State speech last week at the University at Buffalo, Gov. Cuomo credited the state’s Buffalo Billion investment for creating $200 million in additional private-sector investment.

    Then, as he unveiled the second phase of the Buffalo Billion, the governor announced a proposal for even more state investment.

    “We’ll acquire underutilized property in downtown Niagara Falls,” Cuomo said. “So we can free up that land that has been locked up for too long and actually have productive commercial activity developed on it that capitalizes on the growth.”

    Gingerbread house adds holiday touch to Falls culinary institute

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    A life-size gingerbread house and an assortment of holiday cookies waiting to be iced are among the events being held in the lobby of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

    The holiday-themed attraction was created inside the institute to encourage visitors to celebrate the season.

    “We’re a community college,” said Mark Mistriner, business and hospitality division chairman at Niagara County Community College. “We feel we should give back to the community with things to do at the holidays that are relatively free for everybody.”

    While the lobby is open daily, weekend events are planned through Dec. 23.

    Global Tourism Institute proposed for Niagara Falls

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    From the Buffalo News:

    A tourism mecca at the edge of one of the world’s most famous natural attractions.

    That’s the idea behind Niagara University’s plans to establish a center for high-tech innovation in the tourism in downtown Niagara Falls.

    Called the Niagara Global Tourism Institute, it would be the second institution of higher learning to set up shop downtown, after Niagara County Community College opened its highly successful Niagara Falls Culinary Institute last fall on Old Falls Street.

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