If Nik Wallenda taught us anything from his June 15th,2012 feat at Niagara Falls, its that it doesn't matter how insane, how impossible, how daring, how hopeless something appears to be, with the right determination and passion for success, anything can be accomplished. Although Nik Wallenda brought in immense capital with his spectacle down at the Terrapin Point, the true gift to the city is was his dispay of grit, determination, and just a bit of foolishness. A foolishness that symbolically conveys to the onlooker to take a stand and step out of your comfort zone into a place where your dreams can be accomplish. If you challenge the ordinary, you CAN become extraordinary. Nik Wallenda did just that on June 15th, 2012 and created a symbolic and historic blueprint for the revival of Niagara Falls NY.
As I recall in the reconstruction of Old Falls Street, officials declared that the thoroughfare would be home to a "Vendor District". A few years later and there are still few to no vendors consistently operating on the street. Why is that?
It seems that Suits upstairs at USA Niagara are more conscious of the aesthetics of street vendors moreso than their economic capability & the livlihood they'd inject into an otherwise lathargic downtown. I believe this is discouraging potential vendors from inquiring about operating on Old Falls Street.
How can you regulate aesthetics before there are any aethetics to regulate? Regulation should be minimal and only furthered when aesthetics, safety, and the overall well-being of the community become a problem.