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A worker said it was an independant hotel. 46 Rooms

I went to the Niagara Falls Canucks game tonight and met Steve Ludzik there, he is part of the ownership group proposing the new arena. He seems to think that the mayor is becoming more positive with the proposal and the councillors seem to like the idea. Next city council meeting is on Sept 25, and this is when we will probably know for sure.

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There was someone on the top of the Pyramid Place, welding braces and adding wooden slats for what looks to be either a billboard or the new sign for the Tourism office.

Subway is "NOW OPEN" in the Fallsview Casino outer plaza....whoopee!
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Political News in Niagara Region


Port development brings St. George to council race.

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Mayoral candidate focusing on arena, downtown.

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Salci wants second term.

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Craitor might challenge Salci for mayor's job.

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Thomson runs for council seat.

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Condo traffic will make street unsafe, residents say.

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'Monstrous development' in planning.

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Developer predicts Thorold will become 'a destination.'

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Important For Niagara Region?


Please reply if you have interest in this proposal. I believe that a larger facility in Niagara Falls
would be an asset for the entire region.
Trade Shows, Concerts, and Ohl Hockey would give the residents something that has eluded them for years.

THE TITLE IN THE REVIEW READS ...Is it a good deal to bring back junior A hockey?

I THINK THE REAL QUESTION IS...Is it a good deal to build a larger facility for an additional 3 to 5 million?


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Local News - Tuesday, September 19, 2006 @ 02:00

Should the city make the deal to bring an Ontario Hockey League team back to Niagara Falls?

Is it worth the cost to help build a 5,700-seat arena - approximately $3 million more than is already earmarked for a 3,000-seat arena?

Send us your responses via e-mail, to newsdesk@nfreview.com or post it on the feedback section of The Review's website, www.niagarafallsreview.ca.
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^ From what I've heard there is a lot of support for the OHL arena, and now I've heard people want an even larger sized arena. I think for $3 million more council would be making a huge mistake NOT to accept the offer. As for making an even larger arena I think we would have to hear from JDS and see some figures.
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REVITALIZING THE DOWNTOWN WILL TAKE MORE THAN ONE INVESTOR... BUT IT SURE WOULD HELP!


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Council meets over downtown project; Special session called to review Florida-based investigation.

City council is scheduled to meet behind closed doors today to discuss the Historic Niagara downtown revitalization project, after "new information" surfaced last week.

Ald. Wayne Campbell sent council members an e-mail Monday requesting the special meeting, to address "the possibility of ongoing legal investigations" of investors connected to the Historic Niagara plan. "There was what I felt to be allegations with respect to potential legal investigations or ramifications of the downtown investing group," Campbell said in an interview.

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Group sees a future in downtown's past.

It's only a matter of time before the city's downtown core is restored to its former glory, says Aaron Beaudoin, who wants to play a role in making it happen.

"It's not a matter of if, it's when," said Beaudoin, who runs Above the Fold Communications and is co-chairman of People for Progress, a citizens' group formed last spring to help promote downtown development.

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Better downtown vital to city's future; Board chairman warns reputation suffers if work isn't done.

Niagara Falls will "suffer for 50 years" if it turns down a plan to revive Queen Street, according to the chairman of the Downtown Board of Management.

"If this doesn't go through ... the message to any developer is, never put your money in Niagara Falls," said Calvin Beresh. "We will not have any serious investors."

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THIS IS THE LOCATION OF THE PROPOSED
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE.





LOCATION@ GOOGLE EARTH


I believe that with this Arena as well as the continuation of Thorold Stone Road through too Victoria avenue, the addition of Retail Box Stores at the former Cyanamid Property, along with the Downtown revitilization, it will go a long way in cleaning up this area over the next 10 years. I also hope that Great Wolf Lodge comes through with the skating path this winter.

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From: http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/stories/2006/09/18/story15.html?b=1158552000^1345088
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Business First of Buffalo - September 15, 2006
by James Fink

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Two aquarium projects in Niagara Falls, Ont., hope to make a splash with tourists when they open in two years.

Marineland, the city's oldest amusement park, announced after-Labor Day plans to develop a 60-acre, $144 million complex that will house everything from sharks and dolphins to a rainforest lagoon exhibit under four domed structures.

The complex, several years in the making, will be under construction later this month, said John Holer, park owner.

In the meantime, Ripley Entertainment Inc., operators of several museums in Niagara Falls and the recently opened Great Wolf Lodge and splash park, said they expect to open bids this week on a 120,000-square-foot aquarium. The $90 million project, the latest phase in Ripley's Great Wolf complex, is scheduled to open in 2008.

The Ripley Entertainment project remains on schedule, even with Marineland's announcement that it was building its own aquarium complex on Stanley Avenue.

"I never doubt what John Holer says," said Robert Masterson, Ripley Entertainment president. "We are continuing to go forward with our project."

Marineland's aquarium complex will feature a tank featuring sharks and stingrays, another area with an interactive dolphin exhibit, a third area highlighting an ocean reef filled with fish from the Caribbean and a rainforest exhibit.

An 80-foot "Topple Tower" thrill ride is slated to open next spring.

Also opening in the 2008 with the aquarium is Safari Park, a three-mile ride that will give customers a close up view of animals such as buffalo, deer and black bears.

Both Marineland's aquarium complex and the Great Wolf aquarium are expected to further cement Niagara Falls' reputation as the tourism hub for the Niagara region in Canada and Western New York.

Masterson said he has more concerns about the mandated passports requirement being championed by the Department of Homeland Security and its impact on Niagara Falls than what his competitors are building. U.S. federal officials are requiring all people entering the country, by car or vehicle, have a passport. The requirement, under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, takes effect Jan. 1, 2008.

Tourism and hospitality officials say the passport requirement will kill the seamless border between the U.S. and Canada and cause a dramatic drop in those visiting the region.

The passport mandate already has been pushed back one year.

Masterson said the passport issue may cast a larger spell over the project than any form of competition.

"I can see a drop off in (Niagara Falls) visitations for at least several years until people get comfortable with it (the passport mandate)," Masterson said.

Ripley, in recent years, has spent nearly $150 million in building or renovating existing operations in Niagara Falls.

Between the 406-room Great Wolf Lodge, which opened in April, and the adjoining aquarium, the Orlando-based company has invested close to $130 million in the past two years.

Besides the Great Wolf complex, Ripley's has renovated several wax and entertainment museums the company operates along Clifton Hill.
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I'm wondering now if tourism in Niagara is strong enough to support two large aquariums? Keeping competitive will be a challenge, but the whole passport issue puts it in another ballpark.
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This might be interesting to see what happens though Mucciared, it might buy a little time, if it is passed...

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I was at the city council meeting on Monday for the arena deal, there was opposition their regarding a proposal to build a hotel directly across from the Sheraton on Fallsview blvd. This land is directly in behind the guard rail where people stop too see the falls from the top of the hill. There is now a "FOR SALE" sign there. The hotel would be built in between Portage rd and Fallsview blvd.
CLICK>GOOGLE EARTH and as you can see this is barely wide enough for an elevator let alone a highrise. I don't think council will pass it though. If I can, I am going to get out with my camera too update everything from, Autoline Toyota too Little Caesars, when I get a chance. Take care!

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Here is an article which was posted on Access Niagara today from Niagara This Week, regarding opposition to this latest proposed hotel on Fallsview blvd.

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It has been established at ACCESS NIAGARA that the Hotel under renovation on Ellen avenue, will be a 46 room boutique hotel. The funding for this project is from Ashak Merani owner of the Days Inn & Suites on the same street.

THIS IS THE BUILDING, CHECK OUT ACCESS NIAGARA FOR THE EXACT MAP LOCATION:


HERE IS THE DEFINITION OF A BOUTIQUE HOTEL:
Boutique hotel is a term originating in North America to describe intimate, usually luxurious or quirky hotel environments. Boutique hotels differentiate themselves from larger chain/branded hotels and motels by providing personalized level accommodation and services / facilities.


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PROPERTY FOR SALE ON FALLSVIEW.

This would probably be the best unobstructed view in the Fallsview area.

This is the location in regards too the other Hotels.
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Footing's for the 7 story Hotel are almost complete,
expect this building to start too rise quickly within the next couple of weeks.

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MOTEL 6 ON STANLEY AVENUE

The footing's for the 3 story Motel 6 look to be complete,
this is scheduled to be open for the spring.

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AUTOLINE TOYOTA ON THOROLD STONE ROAD

They are starting too install the steel roof supports on this car dealership.
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NEW BUILDING ON MORRISON

This is directly across from Zellers, looks to be another mini mall?
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