SANBORN, N.Y. (WKBW) Friday afternoon it was a meeting of the minds at the Niagara County Center for Economic Development, held to discuss how Niagara Falls can benefit the most from Nik Wallenda's historic walk across Niagara Falls.
"The real purpose of this meeting is to put a parallel track of the local community involved in the event itself and how we can plan for it," Senator George Maziarz said.
And that is exactly what they did. Representatives from state government, local business, and Nik Wallenda's manager met to swap ideas and brainstorm everything surrounding such a large and unique event.
Ron Anderluh is a member of the Niagara Street Business Association.
"Just think of all the benefits. All the people all over the world that will hear Niagara Falls and come here to see this event, spend their money, stay in our hotels, it's fantastic," he said.
Items were discussed from promotion, to local merchandising, to transportation for potentially hundreds of thousands of people in town to see the wire walk. It was a first step, but a big step in the planning process.
"It's communities coming together and working together to make something incredible happen. It's thrilling. I think it's a great American story," Winston Simone, Nik Wallenda's manager said.
At this point there is still no specific date set for Wallenda's walk, but his manager says that hopefully it can be set within the next two weeks. The walk would then happen sometime from June until September. Once that date is set, everything can start to be put into motion, and this historic walk can become a reality.