Hamister Hotel's Future Still in Question

September 16, 2013 Updated Sep 16, 2013 at 9:19 AM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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September 16, 2013 Updated Sep 16, 2013 at 9:19 AM EDT


Niagara Falls, NY (WKBW) - The Niagara Falls City Council plans to meet Monday night, posing the question about the future of the Hamister Hotel Deal.

As of Monday morning, the 25-million dollar hotel project is not on the council's agenda. However, it could still come up.

Back in July, the Niagara Falls City Council tabled the Hamister Hotel project, saying too many concerns lingered over the deal.

The Niagara Gazette reports that the council majority now claims they are still waiting for answers.

Mayor Paul Dyster has been a major backer of the Hamister deal.

Meanwhile, many believe that the council's lack of support of the hotel cost Councilmember Sam Fruscione his seat during the democratic primary.

Niagara Frontier Publications reports that council candidate Vincent Sandonato claims if elected in November's general election, he would be the third vote needed for the Hamister Project.

Sandonato issued a statement to the newspaper, saying that the hotel is "just the kind of progress Niagara Falls is desperate for."

The Niagara Frontier Publications also reports that Sandonato plans to address city council during Monday's city council meeting about the Hamister Hotel.