As a follow-up to my “Center Gift Shop” torn down for a parking lot posting last week, regular visitor Drafty found a document on the city web site (or here if the city website link changes) that indicates that Antica Pizzeria & Ristorante will be expanding into the space where Center Gift Shop was. A public meeting was held back at the beginning of November.
I guess until they are ready to expand, it’ll be used as a parking lot.
I saw this sign on one of the walls of Ripley’s Believe it or Not! odditorium. Apparently someone wants to put 6 parcels of land into 1 for future development. Since this was on the Ripley’s building, it might be related to them. However it may also be related to some other property on Clifton Hill since Ripley’s probably doesn’t own 6 parcels of land where the sign was posted.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Both Nik Wallenda and the Niagara Parks Commission are digging in their heels.
Wallenda wants to be the first person in more than a century to walk across the Niagara gorge on a tightrope. The Commission seems determined not to let it happen.
The performer was in Niagara Falls Wednesday morning to make his pitch to the Commission’s public meeting. He’s already received approval for the tightrope walk from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and he has the support of Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati. But without the blessing of the Parks Commission and its chair Janice Thomson, the tightrope walk – as Wallenda wants it – can’t happen.
With permission already granted from New York State, Wallenda said the option is there to walk across the American falls. But it’s the international crossing over the Horseshoe Falls he really wants.
However, the Niagara Parks Commission banned stunting over the falls more than a century ago, and hasn’t budged since.
“We can listen to Mr. Wallenda and listen to his proposal, but (the Niagara Parks Act) is the guiding document for us,” said Thomson.
Back in February (wow, time flies!) I posted a Notice of Application and Public Meeting at Ma Agretto’s. They were trying to eliminate parking requirements for a new restaurant. Well, recently the place had a fence around it, it was torn down, and now there is just a hole in the ground!