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    Aquarium expansion could woo tourists into spending more time in the Falls

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The Aquarium of Niagara wowed visitors when it opened nearly a half-century ago. But many believe it is, as one lawmaker put it, a gem in need of repolishing.

    Aquarium officials are beginning the first steps of that process, and the state has pitched in to help. USA Niagara Development Corp. agreed last month to fund a $66,000 study that will document the deficiencies of the entire 32,000-square-foot complex – which officials say is a much-needed step.

    “Just like a home or apartment, you need some upgrades,” said Development Director Gay B. Molnar. “What the study will show us is what are our strengths, what are our weaknesses and what do we need to do to enhance [our offerings] here.”

    Falls hotel plan funded

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    From the Buffalo News:

    A multimillion-dollar plan to convert a 1960s Niagara Falls hotel into upscale lodging has received $1.5 million from the USA Niagara Development Corp.

    The project to rehabilitate the 135,000-square-foot Days Inn Hotel on Main Street into a Courtyard by Marriott will cost $10.9 million. NFNY Hotel Managament owns the property, which is prominently located near the Rainbow Bridge.

    Niagara Falls Aquarium assessment approved for $66,100

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    From the Buffalo News:

    A $66,100 agreement to pay for an assessment of conditions at the Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., was approved Wednesday by directors of the USA Niagara Development Corp., a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corp.

    The assessment is intended to help the aquarium make informed decisions about future reconstruction or replacement of its building. Field work and analysis by the consulting firm of Cannon Design are expected to be finished in about a month.

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