by Peter Conradi and John Robbins/Bullet News
Daredevil Nik Wallenda wants to establish a permanent theatre in Niagara Falls where he and members of his family can put on tightrope or aerial shows and other forms of circus entertainment.
"I've always said I want to make Niagara Falls my second home," the Florida-based Wallenda told Bullet News on Monday. "Why wouldn't I? Look at the crowds that come through Niagara Falls. I wouldn't be a very good businessman if I didn't consider something like that."
Wallenda, 32, is part of the famed circus family the Flying Wallendas.
"It's always been a big dream to have a Wallenda family show that runs at least all summer. Why not have a Nik Wallenda theatre with a show three-six months of the year? This has been the ultimate goal all along. This is definitely not a one-off thing."
Wallenda, who has a meeting with the Niagara Parks Commission on Thursday to discuss his proposal to walk on a high wire across the Niagara Gorge close to the Horseshoe Falls, said he and investors have scouted some locations for a facility.