Old Falls Street Re-Opens With a Street Party

September 27, 2013 Updated May 22, 2010 at 9:12 PM EDT

By WKBW Admin

September 27, 2013 Updated May 22, 2010 at 9:12 PM EDT

There's cause for celebration this weekend in downtown Niagara Falls as Old Falls Street is re-opened to both vehicles and pedestrians for the first time in more than 30 years. The re-opening street party featured live music and family-friendly activities. Representatives of USA Niagara Development Corporation say Saturday's party is just the start of a series of events for families and tourists on Old Falls Street over the next 100 days.

The street's re-development took three years and cost $12 million. "When you think about downtown Niagara Falls and Falls Street this is the most important street in downtown and to make that proper connection between the city and the park for the first time in a generation I think it's immeasurable what it will mean from a tourism perspective," says Christopher Schoepflin of USA Niagara Development Corporation.

Go to the following website to see the schedule of events for Old Falls Street: https://sites.google.com/site/oldfallsstreetcom/home?