As I posted before, the AAAA Royal Hotel is now the Fallsview Lodge. They modified one of the rooms on the Ferry St side to become a small cafe. It looked like it was almost ready to open, and then the other day I saw a notice on the window. Apparently they did all of the work but didn’t get permits, so they can’t open until permits are obtained and inspections are done.
From the Buffalo News:
The walk is on — at least as far state legislators are concerned.
It might be rare for the State Legislature to approve something that legitimately can be called death-defying, but final approval was given Wednesday permitting a member of the legendary Flying Wallendas to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
“I’m thrilled to death … It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Nik Wallenda told The Buffalo News.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
A small citizens’ group and a church in historic Queenston Village fought the town, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour Co. and the Niagara Escarpment Commission — and won.
A hearing before the Ontario Environmental Review Panel, which began in March 2009, ended in a victory recently for the Queenston Residents Association and St. Saviour Brock Memorial Church. They were successful in preventing the jet-boat company from receiving a permit from the escarpment commission to construct a two-storey building at the Queenston dock.