Tag: Victoria Avenue

    20160620 Trip to Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks – Image Gallery

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    Louis Tussaud's Waxworks logo

    Here is a collection of photos that I took at Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks last week when we visited. It should give you a good idea of what the attraction looks like. For more details, please read my 20160620 Trip to Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks article.

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    Businesses excited for Victoria Avenue revamp

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It has been a long-time coming.

    Businesses along Victoria Avenue say they are looking forward to the streetscape improvements approved recently by Niagara Falls city council.

    “It’s going to improve the look of the street and I’m all for it,” said Andrew Vergalito, owner of the Italian Ice Cream business on Victoria Avenue, near Highway 420.

    Victoria Avenue, from that intersection to Clifton Hill/Centre Street, will undergo a $3.5-million facelift starting in the spring.

    Council approved the project, at the request of the Victoria Centre business improvement association, during its Jan. 26 meeting.

    Victoria Avenue to get facelift

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The first in what is expected to be a multi-phase revitalization along Victoria Avenue has been approved by city council.

    The city will contribute $2.9 million towards the $3.5-million phase, while the Victoria Centre BIA will contribute up to $600,000, conditional on a spring 2016 start.

    In 2014, the BIA and municipal staff developed a streetscape master plan outlining improvement ideas for the district, located in the tourist area of Niagara Falls.

    The plan calls for accessible sidewalks, benches, decorative lighting, street trees and landscaping, gateway features, attraction and performance space, resurfaced roadways and public washroom facilities.

    Big Texas Bar & Grill

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    A few years ago there was a fire on top of the building where Phat Cats, Capish, and High Times is located. It used to be the restaurant Casablanca Lounge. Well, apparently it is going to re-open at some point this month as Big Texas Bar & Grill (the small white sign right about the C in Phat Cats says the name and opening timeline).

    Have you ever heard of “Niagara Falls Fudge Co”?

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    I have been to, and eaten fudge from the Fudge Factory on Clifton Hill and the Hershey store on Falls Avenue. Until a few days ago, I had never heard of the Niagara Falls Fudge Co. The line under the name says “a second generation family tradition”. I assume they have moved from another location, as this sign wasn’t there a few weeks ago. They are part of the EconoLodge on Victoria Avenue.

    Christmas window art

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    A few years ago, it seemed that almost every store/attraction/restaurant in the Clifton Hill/Victoria Avenue area had Christmas-themed window paintings. I’m not sure what has happened, but this year and last year I think it was only the Ripley’s properties that did the paintings.

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