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Mad Hatter Tea House opens on Center Street
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 04:55 pm
The second tenant to open in attorney Alfonso Marra Bax's building at 442-444 Center is the Mad Hatter Tea House. Owner Barbara Gray said the Lewiston space, which faces the road, is a combination teashop and Shawn's Gate Art Studio.
Village of Lewiston doesn't go for Fourth Street mural
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 10:50 am
Upon further review, Artpark's new mural will be staying at the state park.
Reports: Nearly 500K hotel jobs won't return by year's end, room revenue will be down $44 billion from 2019
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:25 pm
Midway through 2021, a new report and state-by-state job loss breakdown released by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) find that, while leisure travel is starting to return, the hotel industry's road to recovery from the pandemic is long and uneven, with urban markets disproportionately impacted.
New York Power Authority approves 15-year construction services contract to modernize Niagara Power Project
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved the award of a competitively bid contract, valued up to $275 million, to Voith Hydro Inc., located in York, Pennsylvania, for mechanical and electrical upgrades related to the Power Authority's 15-year modernization and digitization program titled "Next Generation Niagara."
Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara to reopen July 23
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:00 pm
Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara will reopen to the public in accordance with provincial approvals at 10 a.m. July 23. Invitation-only events will be held July 21-22.
Lewiston Stone House, Lewiston Event Center for sale as Simon seeks to retire
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 02:10 pm
Emery Simon's commercial properties are for sale - but he doesn't expect to part with them right away.
New Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen set to open this month
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 11:05 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen is expected to open to the public later this month.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas holds golf tournament
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 10:05 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held its annual Golf Classic on June 14 at member location Pendleton Creek Golf Club. Phyllis Gentner was the chairperson.
The Summit launches virtual branch
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 07:00 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union opened a new branch this morning. It's location? Everywhere.
KeyBank Center adopts Ticketmaster's digital ticketing to support events, including Buffalo Sabres & Buffalo Bandits
Thu, Jul 1st 2021 08:50 pm
Ticketmaster is now the official marketplace of the Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits and their home at KeyBank Center. A press release stated, "The arena will immediately utilize Ticketmaster's leading digital technology to provide fans with the most safe and seamless experience across their ticket-buying journey from the moment of purchase to entry into the venue.
Chamber holds ribbon-cutting for Tecla Rustic Bistro & Bar
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 04:25 pm
Congratulations Tecla Rustic Bistro & Bar! Wow - what a show of support! Chef/owner Joe Belardi was joined Tuesday by friends, family, elected leaders, business and community leaders and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Seneca Gaming Corp. announces appointment of board officers
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:15 pm
Seneca Gaming Corp. announced the company's board of directors selected officers for 2021 at the annual meeting. The following members will serve as officers:
'RISE Up!' program seeks to build professional skills to benefit both individuals & eateries
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 10:50 am
Western New York restaurants and hospitality businesses are experiencing an extreme shortage of workers. This unprecedented challenge is afflicting hospitality businesses throughout the world. SUNY Buffalo State, with its experience in the hospitality and tourism industry, has created a program to help.
Higgins urges SBA to deliver 'urgently needed relief to struggling venues'
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 06:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is urging the U.S. Small Business Administration to answer for "unreasonable delays" in the release of funds for the Shuttered Venue Grant Operators (SVOG) program and work quickly to ensure venues receive their COVID-19 relief funding.
Will Artisan Farmers Market leave Lewiston?
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 06:25 pm
Tensions were high at Monday's Village Board meeting, as Lewiston Artisan Market organizer Jamie Symmonds and about a half-dozen vendors appeared before trustees petitioning for equitable treatment.
NFMMC cuts ribbon on new 3-D mammography machine
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 04:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting Thursday to celebrate the new GE Senographe 3D Pristina mammography machine located at Memorial's Summit Healthplex, 6934 Williams Road, Niagara Falls.
USAN announces downtown Niagara Falls development strategy
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:55 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) on Thursday released its strategy for the redevelopment of several state-owned properties in downtown Niagara Falls acquired through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion initiative. The strategy recommends a range of intermediate steps and attainable site development guidelines for "reimagining a vibrant downtown, while building momentum for sustainable and dynamic long-term development."
Amid COVID-19, UB researchers improve air safety for BPO
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:30 pm
It's not every day that UB researchers help ensure that beautiful music plays on at Kleinhans Music Hall. Still, that's precisely what happened this spring.
$105 million in grant funding for nonprofit arts & culturals, artists
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the availability of $105 million in critical arts and cultural funding through the New York State Council on the Arts, including a program to reinvigorate near-term live performances that opens for applications Wednesday. The grants will aid in the arts sector's multiyear recovery from COVID-19 and spur the revitalization of New York's creative economy, which fosters $123 billion annually in economic activity and supports more than 500,000 jobs statewide.
19 Ideas expands & remodels HQ to create experience-driven hub centered on employee wellness
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 12:10 pm
Strategic marketing agency 19 Ideas announced the unveiling of its two-floor, expanded and remodeled headquarters at the Essex Arts Center (EAC).
AAA adds inspected clean enhancement to its Diamond hotel inspections
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:55 am
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, hotels have adapted their cleaning procedures and housekeeping standards, and the AAA Diamond Program is evolving to meet the changing expectations of today's travelers. In fact, according to AAA research, 76% of consumers surveyed would be disappointed if a third-party inspection did not evaluate whether high-touch areas in a hotel are sanitized.
DEC cites Cascades facility for noxious odors; company working to find long-term solution
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:00 am
Recently, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation served Cascades Containerboard Packaging Inc. a notice of violation after receiving numerous complaints from residents in the Town of Niagara, City of Niagara Falls and even as far away as Sanborn throughout the month of May. The agency said the company was in violation of Air Pollution Control Law, Article 19 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL).
Artpark & Company: 'Artpark Works' initiative to rebuild arts & culture workforce, stimulate local economy
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 04:45 pm
This summer, Artpark & Company will help to rebuild the workforce of Western New York by hiring artists and other cultural sector professionals with the launch of a new $200,000 program, "Artpark Works." This is thanks to a $100,000 grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation and KeyBank, in collaboration with First Niagara Foundation, aided by previously contributed $100,000 from M&T Bank and Cullen Foundation in general operating support.
PHOTOS: Gallo Loco now open in Lewiston
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 12:35 pm
Michael Hibbard's original Gallo restaurant site recently reopened as Gallo Loco, serving almost a dozen different types of taco (torta or bowl), plus fajitas, quesadillas, queso nachos and salads. The interior design features an assortment of bright colors - reds, greens and oranges, among them - as well as the signature carved-metal Gallo roosters.
Resurgence in Youngstown
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 11:20 am
A new page is now turning for Youngstown.
ECMC marks first-year anniversary of KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 02:10 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corp. on Wednesday commemorated the first anniversary of the opening of the institution's $55 million KeyBank Trauma and Emergency Department, which doubled the size of the previous 40-year-old facility and features state-of-the-art technology and equipment for the region's only level I adult trauma center.
Tops Friendly Markets offers over-the-counter COVID-19 at-home testing kits
Fri, May 28th 2021 01:40 pm
Since the onset of COVID-19, Tops has been working to protect the community it serves. To that end, it is offering the community an at-home COVID-19 testing kit manufactured by Quidel and distributed by McKesson.
Niagara Pride gets set for Pride Month events
Fri, May 28th 2021 12:15 pm
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month - a time meant to recognize and celebrate the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals. The month itself is significant as it commemorates the Stonewall riots, a flashpoint in the LGBT equal rights movement.
Healing Earth offers natural pain-relief options to customers
Fri, May 28th 2021 09:45 am
The new Lewiston business is offering an alternative to pain medications and pills. Owners Brandon Rush and Heather Belviso opened last month with an intent to help those who might be at their wits' end trying to fight inflammation or fatigue.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University reopens June 12
Tue, May 25th 2021 10:20 am
After being closed to the public for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will reopen to the public Saturday, June 12. Patrons may visit the museum on weekends - from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.
New sponsor for Iroquois Market at Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, May 24th 2021 07:00 am
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of AMD Environmental Consultants Inc., the Hennepin Park Gazebo area will once again be transformed into an Iroquois Market during the Lewiston Art Festival on Aug. 14-15.
Visitors Center of the Tonawandas opens in Gateway Harbor Park
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:50 am
On May 15, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, the Gateway Cities Promotions committee and city officials from both Tonawanda and North Tonawanda took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the new Visitors Center of the Tonawandas located in Gateway Harbor Park.
Lewiston Stone House, Carmelo's look to add outdoor seating
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:40 am
Lewiston Stone House owner Emery Simon intends to build a patio in front of his bar and restaurant at 755 Center St. Plans call for seating of about 20 guests inside of a gated rectangle atop the existing sidewalk. Simon will add a new, larger walkway behind the seating area, replacing what is now a small section of grass.
Discover Niagara Shuttle season begins with new route to Lockport
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:10 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle, the complimentary hop-on/hop-off service that connects visitors and residents to more than a dozen stops between Niagara Falls and Fort Niagara, is set to kick off its sixth season. This year promises to be its most exciting yet, with new routes, new stops, and new places to see along the way.
Cuomo: 10 transformational projects for Niagara Falls as part of $10 million DRI award
Fri, May 14th 2021 04:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced 10 transformational projects for Niagara Falls as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. His camp stated, "The strategic investments will strengthen small business, support private investment in underutilized buildings, and bring new residential units, commercial space, and a hotel to the historic Bridge District. The investments are part of the governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create more opportunities for the Western Region."
Welcome to Lewiston, Revamped
Thu, May 13th 2021 08:30 pm
Revamped New York recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce. The new retail shop is located at 484 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston - in the former Sister and Brother shop next to Stuart Sports.
Niagara County announces Mayne Fund awardees
Wed, May 12th 2021 06:55 pm
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development announced grant awards to business associations across Niagara County through the William G. Mayne, Jr. Business/Community Enhancement Fund. The Mayne Fund, established in 1998 to enhance and enrich the business climate and overall landscape in Niagara County's communities, is made possible through the efforts of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission and the Niagara County Legislature.
Cuomo launches a new decade of Regional Economic Development Council Initiative
Tue, May 11th 2021 04:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday launched round XI of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, officially kicking off a new decade of economic development in a post-pandemic recovery. The 2021 funding round includes more than $750 million in state economic development resources.
Plans presented for Frontier House
Tue, May 11th 2021 11:05 am
The Village of Lewiston has its first look at plans to restore the historic Frontier House at 460 Center St.
 

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