For a long time now we have been hearing about how tourism is going to drive the economy across all of Niagara County. Much has been invested along the canal specifically to bring people to communities like North Tonawanda.
So I don't get while Mayor Soos doesn't care that the concert series is leaving N.T. for Lockport and I don't get why he thinks several thousand people coming to the canal every week in the summer is a bad thing. Sure, you need to deal with security issues with a group that big, but hey, that goes with the territory. It would seem to be that Mayor Tucker in Lockport has scored a major coup here.
Canal Concert Series to dock in Lockport
By Aaron Besecker - NEWS NIAGARA BUREAU
A popular, free summer concert series will leave North Tonawanda for Lockport next year, organizers plan to announce Thursday.
Lockport Mayor Michael W. Tucker said an announcement is planned for 1 p.m. in the Ulrich City Centre in Lockport.
The Canal Concert Series, which has jammed Gateway Park for eight Saturday nights each summer since 2001, has featured national acts and drawn as many as 15,000 concertgoers for a single event.
The entire Buffalo News story can be read at http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/niagaracounty/story/227250.html