Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Follow up on Niagara Falls Mayor's State of the City Address 2011

"Federal money is in place to build a new Amtrak station."

Current location

All aboard! New Niagara Falls train station coming your way.  (Niagara Frontier Publications, 3/26/2015)
  • Groundbreaking:  June 9, 2014
  • Estimated date of completion:  May 2016

A portion of the former Rainbow Mall "will be the new home of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute."

NCCC Officially “Cuts the Ribbon” at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute  (Niagara County Community College, 10.4/2012)
The 26 million dollar, 90,000 square foot facility encompasses one third of the former Rainbow Mall on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls, NY. In addition to eventually holding up to 1,000 students and faculty, NFCI features Savor, a year round student operated fine dining restaurant; La Patisserie, a French pastry shop; the Old Falls Street Deli, featuring traditional New York style deli sandwiches and salads; the Wine Boutique, a traditional wine store that will offer wines primarily found on the Niagara Wine Trail; and a Barnes & Noble culinary themed bookstore. The Mise en Place tourism kitchen and Small Business Development Center will open on the 2nd floor later this fall.

Mayor Paul Dyster continues to shine a light on Niagara Falls' future.

Unfortunately, people keep leaving the city -- residents and tourists alike.

In 1962, Niagara Falls, Ontario, merged with surrounding Stamford Township, creating a single municipality.  That's why there's such a big boost in population from 1961 to 1971.

Niagara County New York has also been losing population since the 1960s, but not nearly as dramatically as Niagara Falls.

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