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    Major changes for Clifton Hill

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Expect to see some multi-million dollar changes taking place near the top of Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls.

    Older buildings like the Comfort Inn are slated for demolition, businesses like Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum and Kelsey’s Restaurant are being renovated or expanded, and new interactive entertainment features are being added to the mix.

    “Once the Comfort Inn is removed we will have a four-acre site available and that’s going to be expansion for our Clifton Hill entertainment facilities,” said Harry Oakes, president of Hoco Limited, that owns and operates a number of attractions, restaurants and shops on the south side of the street.

    The Comfort Inn closed early last month, all the essential services were cut off on Monday, and large excavators were expected to be on site Wednesday or Thursday to begin taking down the building.

    “We are going to be busy this winter so we are just cranking up right now,” said Oakes. “It’s kind of the next phase in our multi-plan, master plan that we have for the whole site. The construction that is going to take place over the next several months is about 20,000-square feet of renovations and about 30,000-square feet of new buildings, along with extensive streetscape site work.”

    Memories of Falls serve as inspiration

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    From the Buffalo News:

    When David Stebbins was growing up near 15th and Pine streets, the Falls fostered a love for cities that has carried through his decades-long career as an urban planner.

    “When I was a young boy, when you walked down Falls Street, the sidewalks were wall-to-wall people. There were shops and restaurants and movie theaters and all kinds of stuff,” said Stebbins, 57, vice president of Buffalo Urban Development Corp. “[Now], it’s not the Niagara Falls that I knew when I grew up. I’m saddened by the decline.”

    Jenn’s Crafty World: Summer Pleasures

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    Someone with a Blogger blog posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls (along with some pictures):

    Despite the crowds and all the vendors/shows/shops anxious to have you deposit your Loonies with them, the natural attractions at Niagara Falls are simple awesome.

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