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    $15 million plan for Niagara Falls ‘beach club’ draws controversy

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    From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

    A proposed $15 million “beach and surf club” in downtown Niagara Falls has been tangled up in controversy over whether the developer “copied and pasted” artist renderings from a defunct project in Japan.

    Developer Michael DiCienzo is seeking $4 million in public subsidies for his year-round surf club concept, which would be built on to his Sheraton hotel on Third Street and would include a retractable roof, a wave pool and even marine animals.

    “[I’m] absolutely excited,” said Niagara Falls City Councilman Kenny Tompkins. “Can’t wait for something like this to come to fruition here in the Falls.”

    Nik Wallenda Prepares for His Niagara Falls Stunt

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    The New York Times has a nice article (including video) of Nik Wallenda practicing:

    Nik Wallenda climbed up a scaffold, stepped onto the steel cable and slipped the harness of his balancing pole over his head. Then he began to walk — each step a few inches in front of the last, his leather moccasins kissing the wire that lay before him.

    The backdrop: a T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant, a Starbucks and a Sheraton hotel to the left, and the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel to the right.

    The scenery next month will be different: the rapids of Niagara Falls swirling below, a cold mist enveloping Mr. Wallenda, a national television audience watching in prime time.

    The Hamilton Spectator also had a nice article:

    Many in the crowd moved along with Nik Wallenda, slowly, at a distance, as the daredevil walked gingerly atop a high wire over the parking lot at Seneca Niagara Casino.

    But the couple of hundred spectators needed to keep their balance on a sidewalk rather than a five-centimetre-wide cable.

    N.F.’s Sheraton welcomes TGIF

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    From Buffalo Business First:

    What has long been rumored, concerning the primary restaurant and sports bar inside the newly-christened Sheraton Hotel in Niagara Falls, is now official.

    Michael DiCienzo, Canadian Niagara Hotels vice president, said the Old Falls Street Sports Bar is being renovated and changed over to a TGIFriday’s restaurant and sports bar. TGIF’s will make its Cataract City debut in late June, DiCienzo said.

    “We considered a number of brands, but we think this works the best,” DiCienzo said. “This fits best in terms of families staying at the hotel and those looking for a nice, casual place to eat.”

    New eatery at Fallsview

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    From Niagara This Week:

    On April 29 the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel and Conference Centre unveiled its newest attraction; Milestones Grill and Bar.

    The new restaurant, which replaced the Cut Above Steakhouse, is located on the mezzanine level of the hotel and serves “globally inspired” food according to Karen Catton, marketing manager for the hotel.

    The food can be described as “familiar with a twist” said Derek Rewbury, general manager of the restaurant.

    The restaurant overlooks the falls and features a lounge area, dining room and patio with almost all seats in the location having a view.

    “The venue really fits the area,” said Rewburry.

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