The sorry state of the American side (commerce)

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Re: The sorry state of the American side (commerce)

Postby Matt » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:23 am

I made a trip there last weekend and the American side was packed! packed with people from all over! How the City can't take advantage of it and turn it into economic fortune is astounding!
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Re: The sorry state of the American side (commerce)

Postby Matt » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:58 am

Went there yesterday for some photos and drove a bit around the city. The streets, outside of the tourist epicenter, are crumbling. The old tourist shops and outlets surrounding the casino are still empty. No new businesses seemed to have moved in. There were enough people there. The state park was packed... but still no businesses outside of Indian food buffets can survive? Only one street cart vendor sets up outside the park?
Then there's that prominent "food and souvenirs" building smack in the center of the falls-front. It's a mix of shitty souvenirs and horrible heat-lamped fast food. That's it... the park and this. Depressing.

The culinary center opens in the fall, but I don't expect it to change much.
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Re: The sorry state of the American side (commerce)

Postby hobkyl » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:42 am

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Re: The sorry state of the American side (commerce)

Postby Matt » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:54 pm

It's a start... how about some financial aid for tourism start-ups?!
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Re: The sorry state of the American side (commerce)

Postby Des219 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:44 pm

I would agree that the American side is the most exciting experience of the falls. I got some really good photos from down below at the cave of winds. Though the best overall views, in my opinion, are from the Canadian side.
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Re: The sorry state of the American side (commerce)

Postby Matt » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:10 am

I noticed lines are less for Maid of the mist on the American side, vs Canadian.
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