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    ZAVITZ: Historic property ready for another chapter

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    As recently reported in the Review, a massive redevelopment is underway on the south side of Clifton Hill between Queen Victoria Park and Victoria Avenue.

    The property, a very popular entertainment and dining area on the Street of Fun, is owned by HOCO Ltd. As the company’s president Harry Oakes explained, part of the change will include an update of the building that houses both Ripley’s and Kelsey’s Restaurant. There will also be various new attractions and increased parking.

    The site of all this activity has a long history involving a number of prominent families from this city’s past, beginning with Philip George Bender, one of the very first settlers in what is now Niagara Falls, Ont.

    More fun for families promised for Clifton Hill

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Some big changes are coming to Clifton Hill.

    Demolition has already begun on the Comfort Inn, a long-time fixture on what is billed as Niagara Falls’ “Street of Fun.”

    The site, which was home to a motel for more than 60 years, will be the home of a new Go-Kart Coaster track, according to Joel Noden, director of marketing for HOCO Entertainment & Resorts. HOCO owns several properties on the hill including the Niagara SkyWheel, Dinosaur Adventure Golf and the Great Canadian Midway arcade among other things.

    “It’s the signature piece,” Noden said of the Go-Kart attraction that will have riders will spiral up three or four stories high before they race down to a surface track below.

    “It’s like a roller coaster,” Noden said.

    Top Winter Specials for Niagara Falls Hotels!

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    Last week I received the latest email newsletter from the Clifton Hill Resort.

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    You can subscribe to the Clifton Hill Resort Update newsletter by visiting the Clifton Hill Newsletter page.

    Hello ‘Street of Fun,’ it’s been awhile

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    From the St Catharines Standard:

    Most times, Bob and Kevin meet up at a bar. Over a beer with a hockey game on. But there they were Sunday, fist-bumping next to a Statue of Liberty made out of toothpicks.

    For one day a year it’s the place where locals meet. The one place they avoid all year: Clifton Hill.

    There were a few tourists, sure. But once a year every January, the Street of Fun is packed with thousands of Niagara Falls residents flashing their ID and getting into museums, attractions and funhouses for just $1, with all funds going to cystic fibrosis research.

    With kids in tow, it was their chance to play tourist. And virtually every conversation was the same: They rarely ever come here, but couldn’t resist the cheap admission.

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