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    Brasa heats up

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Niagara Falls is starting to heat up and it’s not because of an Indian Summer that some are hoping for.

    Brasa Brazilian steakhouse and wine bar, a new restaurant at the Hilton Hotel and Suites, is heating up the area with its authentic Brazilian dining experience.

    Anthony Annunziata, vice-president of marketing and development at the Hilton Hotel and Suites, said the newly expanded hotel imported Brazilian chef Ricardo Zanona who created a menu featuring 12 different cuts of beef, chicken, lamb and pork. The cuts of meat were cooked over an open range and specially spiced by Brazilian grill masters.

    Annunziata said the all-you-can-eat buffet will feature over 70 items. To help build the right ambiance, everything from the decor and music to the servers will be authentic.

    The restaurant opened for business last Monday, in recognition of Brazilian Independence Day.

    OLG shake-up may expedite casino lease: Craitor

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    From Niagara This Week:

    A shake-up at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation may help to secure Casino Niagara’s future, says Niagara Falls MPP Kim Craitor.

    On Monday, Dwight Duncan, the minister responsible for the OLG, made public expense claim reports and receipts for OLG’s executive and senior-level staff from Jan. 1, 2007, to Dec. 31, 2008, and accepted the resignation of OLG Chair Michael Gough and the entire board of directors.

    The first action of the interim board was to end Kelly McDougald’s employment as CEO of the OLG.

    “I’m pleased. I’ve always expressed concerns over dealing with the OLG,” said Craitor. “I sometimes felt because it is arm’s length it’s too far away from the community.”

    City gets extension on people mover application

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The federal government has issued the city an extension to apply for a $25-million grant for its version of a people mover system.

    The deadline to submit an application was June but Mayor Ted Salci recently reported he secured a one-year extension to allow for more time to prepare a business plan, which is currently being undertaken, said Salci.

    “We’re taking a P3 (public-private partnership) approach to finance the project,” he said.

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