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Niagara Falls trolley service starts today (this past Friday)

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

The Niagara Falls Trolley will begin service to guests staying in participating Niagara Falls hotels and motels starting today.

Metro’s Niagara Falls Trolley buses serve Niagara Falls Boulevard, Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls International Airport and downtown Niagara Falls, USA.

Trolley stop signs along the route indicate where riders can board a Metro trolley. Trolley stops in downtown Niagara Falls are located at the Aquarium of Niagara Falls, Seneca Niagara Casino, and Tony Roma’s Restaurant. Service will also be provided to hotels and shops along Third Street, Rainbow Boulevard, and Buffalo Avenue.

Water park, luxury hotel part of $70 million plan in Niagara Falls

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From the Buffalo News:

Canadian hotel developer Michael DiCienzo wants to build a $50 million luxury hotel and a $20 million “daredevil-themed” water park on the U.S. side of Niagara Falls, but the Niagara Falls mayor sounded less than supportive of the project on Tuesday.

DiCienzo’s company is proposing a 200-room, upscale hotel with “oversized suites” to be added on top of the existing Sheraton at the Falls hotel on Third Street, across from Seneca Niagara Casino. American Niagara Hospitality says it is negotiating “with a recognized, musically themed hotel brand.”

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Deluca: Feel better at the falls

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From the Niagara Gazette:

I had forgotten about the negative ions.

I only remembered them when I wrote a story about the new yoga studio on Third Street. The owner, Craig Avery, told me he named his studio ION in honor of the negative ions that are emitted by our giant waterfalls, which are supposed to make people feel better in a lot of ways. Read More…

Niagara Falls hotel owner may build another hotel next door

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From the Buffalo News:

The owners of the Wingate by Wyndham hotel in downtown Niagara Falls have acquired the neighboring lot and may build another hotel there. Read More…

Niagara Falls sees upturn in tourism business in 2014

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From the Buffalo News:

Niagara Falls and Niagara County saw some solid tourism numbers last year, according to the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp.’s annual report released Tuesday.

Some of the highlights of the report included…

…“I’m happy to stand before you today to talk about the wonderful numbers and tourism growth that we have in Niagara County,” said John H. Percy Jr., president and chief executive officer of the region’s destination marketing agency, during an afternoon presentation at the Sheraton at the Falls on Third Street.

Ceremony set Nov. 23 to open Holiday Lights

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From the Buffalo News:

The Holiday Lights of Niagara Trail, which has raised more than $120,000 for the United Way of Niagara since 2004, will open for this year’s season with a ceremony at 5 p.m. Nov. 23 in Sal Maglie Stadium.

Sponsors said there will be more than 50 lighting displays in Hyde Park, with 10 others along Pine Avenue, Main Street and Third Street to the planned Holiday Market on Old Falls Street. Individual businesses are being encouraged to decorate their storefronts in keeping with the holiday lighting theme.

Fixing the Falls: Downtown still under development

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From the Niagara Gazette:

The DiCienzio family has been doing hotel business on both sides of the border in Niagara Falls for years.

In 2007, the family business, Canadian Niagara Hotels, sold the old Holiday Inn at the corner of Third Street and Rainbow Boulevard to make way for its demolition as part of the expansion of the footprint for the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel.

Three years later, the Dicienzios, who own several hotel properties in Niagara Falls, Ontario, returned to the American side with an investment in the former Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Third Street property has since been renovated and re-opened under the Sheraton flagship. Last month, the company opened a TGI Friday’s restaurant inside the hotel on the side facing Old Falls Street.

Michael DiCienzio says favorable Canadian currency rates and other market factors played a role in the family’s decision to invest downtown. He said improvements to the appeal of the area helped as well.

“It’s better since they took out the Wintergarden and developed the Old Falls Street promenade,” DiCienzio said. “You have the anchors at each end with the casino and the park and now everything else can line up in between. It’s absolutely moving in the right direction. There’s no doubt about that.”

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