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    Rock Burger to move from original location, open in Niagara Falls tourist district

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    From the Buffalo News:

    A little more than three years ago, Rock Burger was born in an unusual spot – the rear of Players Lounge, a no-frills bar at 328 Niagara St. in Niagara Falls. Owner Jason Lizardo’s juicy, decadent stuffed burgers made waves on social media and spurred success out of the small, unorthodox room, paving the way for him to open a second location earlier this year near the Fashion Outlets.

    The original Rock Burger, though, was off the beaten path in Niagara Falls. It was more of a destination enticed by social media than one stumbled upon by passing tourists.

    This lack of exposure prompted Lizardo’s newest plan: Rock Burger will close at Players in early-to mid September and move to 360 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, formerly the Parkside Cafe.

    Hotel project eyed for Rainbow Boulevard

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    Another new hotel project is in the works in the city of Niagara Falls.

    The board of directors for the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency is expected to consider an application for assistance today from Plati Niagara Inc., LLC, a firm owned by the Strangio family, operators of the Quality Inn Hotel franchise and Antonio’s Banquet and Conference Center on Niagara Falls Boulevard.

    A released issued by the NCIDA on Tuesday said Plati Niagara plans to construct an “upscale hotel under a national franchise” on a parcel of land located at 333 Rainbow Blvd. in Niagara Falls.

    Senate candidates spar over Wallenda site remarks

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    State Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, believes the former site of a now-defunct helium balloon ride in downtown Niagara Falls would make the ideal spot for a proposed attraction involving Nik Wallenda.

    There is at least one potential hang up with his plan: The site, located at 310 Rainbow Blvd., is already being eyed by a Buffalo development company as a possible location for a new hotel and mixed-use building.

    Maziarz, who played an active role in helping Wallenda obtain the clearances needed for his June 15 walk across Niagara Falls, said this week he believes the property, often referred to as parcel 4, would be the ideal spot for what has been described as Wallenda’s “temporary” entertainment center on the American side.

    Seven plans offered for Falls site

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The city whose reputation as a honeymoon capital is often overshadowed by its reputation for urban decay is poised to get its first major downtown development — outside of the Seneca Niagara Casino — in some 30 years.

    City and state officials have confirmed that seven developers submitted proposals for a 38,000-square-foot site at 310 Rainbow Blvd.

    While details of the specific plans were not released, officials said they would like to see a mixed-use building rise on the site to fill the unmet downtown demand for retail, food, beverage, residential and hotel space around the falls.

    Visitor center now open; some work still unfinished

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The Niagara USA Visitor Center, operated by the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation, is now open to visitors.

    Major construction on the building at 10 Rainbow Blvd. has been completed, but display installation and work on final interior details are still in progress. An official grand opening is slated for late July, but visitors who stop in from 9 a. m. to 9 p.m. daily can find information on the Falls and its attractions.

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