Rope course would be first in U.S.

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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.

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