Today was the ribbon cutting for Niagara Falls's newest business incubator. This isn't your Grandpa's business (although it is in the same building).
Exterior of the former Jenss building on Main Street. Flock, everyone seems to be over the moon about the future of Main Street, and I'm cautiously agreeing with them. Buffalo-based investment group Blue Cardinal Capital just closed on 38 buildings in Niagara Falls, most of them on Main Street, for the tune of $3.2 million. … Continue reading Why you should be excited (but not too excited) about the Main Street deal
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
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
The Summit is still desolate, but that may change very soon.
Well, it seems the Summit Mall Sports Project is back to square one. Zoran Cocov, the owner of the former mall, has completely scrapped the plan for inflatable sports domes, instead seeking to build hard structures. He forfeits several tax breaks, and will now have to go through the process of getting all variance and … Continue reading Why the Summit Mall Sportsplex is back to square one
What we know about the Hotel Niagara, and the future of Niagara Falls, NY.