WESTERN NEW YORK - NCCC's culinary project is cooking up business in Niagara Falls. That's the focus of a report in this week's Business First. The report says when Niagara County Community College agreed to move its culinary arts program to the Rainbow Centre, things along Old Falls Street began to change. That's when the city demolished the Wintergarden to open up access to the state park and attractions. Now the Hamister Group is investing more than $20 million to build a hotel on a vacant parcel across from the Rainbow Centre. The $35 million culinary center will open this fall. About 400 students will be in the building, which is also good news for the Old Falls Street area.
This month, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the ramp to the Central Library in downtown Buffalo officially went smoke free. A report in this week's Business First looks at what property owners must do to create a smoke-free campus. The report says there should be an adjustment period with lots of educational opportunities and gentle reminders to smokers about the new rules, instead of a heavy-handed, police-type approach.
You can read more in Business First.