Rope course would be first in U.S.
Grenga said would be the first free-hanging rope course in the United States, 50 feet above the lobby floor.
The gaming arcade would be installed in the secondfloor mezzanine, where most of the retail stores are now located. New escalators to the third floor would be installed to reach the theaters showing the Niagara Falls film.
“It’ll cost about $400,000 to produce the movie,” Grenga said.
The outdoor market would include permanent “pergolas,” similar to those in nearby Niagara Falls State Park, offering food, beverages and sightseeing tours.
About 800,000 people passed through the building in 2018, down from nearly 1 million the year before, Grenga said. He blamed construction work at the entrance to the state park, but said once the project is completed, attendance could rise to as much as 1.5 million a year.
The building is now about one-third occupied, Grenga said. After the new attractions, the building would be about half full.