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    Property owned by DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton

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    I posted previously about another house that was demolished on Stanley Ave but the Macs store. There is now a “For Lease” sign up. I didn’t realize that this property was owned by the DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton.

    Another building demolished

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    For the longest time there was an abandoned house a couple of doors down from the Macs at the corner of Stanley Avenue and Ferry St. Late last week it was finally torn down. The lot behind it was empty, so now there is quite a large lot. I don’t know if there are any plans, but don’t be surprised if a parking lot is opened.

    Theatre announced for Hilton site, to open in 2019

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The city’s new 5,000-seat theatre will be located next to the Hilton Hotel and be connected to Fallsview Casino by a new enclosed walkway.

    Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) officially announced the site late Thursday, despite work already being done on the property for weeks. The $130 million venue will be directly behind the Hilton, facing Stanley Avenue, and is expected to open in mid-2019.

    Construction and maintenance is expected to create more than 800 direct jobs.

    Is Hilton property site of 5,000-seat theatre?

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Despite construction starting on one of the rumoured sites for the new 5,000-seat theatre in Niagara Falls, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. still hasn’t officially announced where it will be.

    Work has begun in the area behind the Hilton Fallsview Hotel off Stanley Avenue. The fenced-off section is within walking distance of Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, and satisfies one of the city’s requests that the venue be highly visible to the public.

    Hilton general manager Paul Ford did not respond to the Niagara Falls Review’s interview request about the nature of the construction.

    Asked about the location, OLG spokesman Tony Bitonti said construction on the site “is a Hilton-driven initiative on their parking structure.”

    Convention centre growing in popularity

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Canada’s dominant leisure destination has also become the best meeting destination, says Noel Buckley, president and general manager of the Scotiabank Convention Centre.

    “We are the dominant leisure destination in Canada, generating more international demand than any other leisure destination in the country,” Buckley recently told Niagara Falls city council as he updated politicians on how the Stanley Avenue facility is performing.

    “But part of rounding out a destination is becoming a destination that attracts more than one type of visitor. The best leisure destinations in North America are also the best meeting destinations. We have become that.”

    He said since opening six years ago, the centre has significantly grown in the number of event days it hosts — from 140 in 2011 to 282 in 2016.

    Elvis takes over Scotiabank Convention Centre

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The King of Rock n’ Roll takes centre stage at the Scotiabank Convention Centre this week for a worthy cause.

    Blue Suede Shoes: The King, The Colonel, The Memories, runs Feb. 14 through 19 at the Stanley Avenue facility.

    The musical biography, told through the eyes of Elvis’ business manager, Colonel Tom Parker, details Elvis’ humble beginnings at Sun Records to the Hollywood years and on to the flamboyant Las Vegas residency.

    “This is a major production,” said organizer Ken Lamb. “People are going to see an outstanding musical about the life and times of one of the world’s most iconic performers.”

    Break in water main closes Falls Incline Railway

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    Again, old news, but I still wanted to post it…

    From the Buffalo News:

    The Falls Incline Railway, which connects the Table Rock tourist area next to the Horseshoe Falls and the hilltop hotels, has been closed indefinitely because of a major water main break at Main Street and Stanley Avenue, the Niagara Parks Commission reported Wednesday.

    Painter out as convention centre boss

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The Scotiabank Convention Centre is looking for a new president and general manager.

    Kerry Painter, president and general manager of the Stanley Avenue facility, is no longer with the Centre. The news came following a meeting of the centre’s board of directors on Wednesday morning.

    Sources, who did not want to be identified, said Painter’s “termination was performance related” but councillor Wayne Thomson, who is also chair of the convention board, said that isn’t the case at all.

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