Why It Was Never Really About the Johnnie Ryan Building

Yesterday, we took a look at the Johnnie Ryan Building demolition fight that's been going on for the last 3 months. Of course, those that have a thorough understanding of Niagara Falls may realize that the fight was less about this: and more about this: So, let's break down some Niagara Falls political history with … Continue reading Why It Was Never Really About the Johnnie Ryan Building

A Breakdown of the Johnnie Ryan Building Debacle

Look at the above building. This tan brick, glass blocked, asbestos wonder of an office structure has been the center of a months-long fight over historic preservation and the right to demolish. This series of events began in February, when local residents noticed construction crews gutting the vacant structure. The construction workers openly admitted that … Continue reading A Breakdown of the Johnnie Ryan Building Debacle

Rainbow Centre: The Opening Day Brochure

Flock, you know how much I love the old Rainbow Centre, right? I've spent countless hours scouring its remnants: from elevators to holes in the wall, I've seen it all. This is as abandoned as abandoned gets. Well, Christmas came along, and Santa delivered me something amazing, and I think it's finally time I show … Continue reading Rainbow Centre: The Opening Day Brochure

The two best malls of Niagara Falls (That never actually existed)

Niagara Falls has had not one, but TWO malls not built! Real talk, flock: what I told you that the wonderful Fashion Outlets currently sitting in Town of Niagara was supposed to be built downtown? What if I told you the Mall of America was almost built downtown? What if I told you that I wasn't … Continue reading The two best malls of Niagara Falls (That never actually existed)