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September 30, 2013

Aquarium of Niagara's capital project kicks off with NYPA funds

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Mayor Paul Dyster said the aquarium has been a “stalwart” tourist destination in Niagara Falls since it opened and is well deserving of the power proceeds grant.

“We’ve been in discussions for some time about a multi-phase capital project there,” he said.

Dyster said the improvements will help the aquarium attract more visitors and be an integral part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s push for more attractions in the city.

“Any tourism attraction that’s going to compete globally needs to reinvest to freshen the product,” Dyster said.

And in the case of the aquarium the investment will also help to improve the quality of life for its collection of animals.

“In this case their collection consists of living things so it’s also important that they do the things that make it possible to better care for the animals that are in their charge,” the mayor said.

Contact reporter Justin Sondel at 282-2311, ext. 2257

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