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    One year later, negotiations continue for “Wonder Falls Resort” in downtown Niagara Falls

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    It’s been one year since Governor Andrew Cuomo touted the “Wonder Falls” project set to revamp downtown Niagara Falls.

    The $150 million project is called “the biggest private sector development in the Niagara Falls in a generation.”

    Wonder Falls is one of the major Niagara Falls developments set for the First Avenue area of the city. Last year Governor Cuomo spoke about how this will bring big business. He said, “How do you know its going to work? Because it’s a natural. Just look out the front door of the Rainbow Mall. Twenty-two million tourists, an international tourist destination. Just give them a place to go.”

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    Close-to-home indoor waterparks offer warm-weather fun during cooler months

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    As Western New York weather starts trending toward the chilly, and the hours of sunlight get shorter and shorter, the puzzle of what to do with squirrelly small children over the long months of winter looms large in the minds of many parents.

    And let’s be honest: Many adults would like a warm place to relax that doesn’t involve pricey airfare, as well.

    So, it’s no surprise that a number of indoor waterparks (with temperatures generally kept in the 80-degree range) have popped up in the region in the past 10 years or so. In fact, in August, plans for a new “Wonder Falls” indoor waterpark and hotel complex were announced for the former Rainbow Mall in Niagara Falls.

    Savor: A touch of class in downtown Niagara Falls, N.Y.

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Ten years ago, when my job included reporting developments – or lack thereof – in downtown Niagara Falls, I was often asked where to find the best meal within a walk of the famed cataracts. My answers made hungry people sad.

    Three weeks ago, I found myself eating at a fine dining, white-tablecloth place two blocks from the park. A restaurant with a chef’s table and a tasting menu and a polite young sommelier with a French accent.

    This is Niagara Falls, N.Y., now.

    I’d read the stories about the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute opening in the former Rainbow Mall, home to state-of-the-art classrooms for the culinary students of Niagara County Community College plus restaurants, a pastry shop and a wine boutique. (See accompanying Cheap Eats review on Page 17.) But it didn’t really hit me until we sat down at Savor.

    Niagara Falls (USA) website

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    A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a visitor that I figured I’d include here:

    I thought this site might be of interest to the blog readers, it gives some details on efforts to get people to move into/do business in Niagara Falls USA:

    Also, the new Culinary Center in the old Rainbow mall in Niagara Falls, NY looks to be a gem. You may want to check it out, plus post some info about it.

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