A year-and-a-half after it was announced, and months after the sculptures were complete, the International Sand Sculptures Exhibition inside the former Niagara Falls Memorial Arena went unseen and unappreciated.
On Friday, the doors finally opened. Officially.
“It feels great,” said spokesman Denis Fedotov of V2 Niagara Inc., the Russian-based consortium which purchased the shuttered arena in early 2012. “A little nervous, because today rubber meets the road. We swim or we sink, but we’re going to do it as a team.”
Just past 10 a.m., the first paying customers arrived. Edmonton’s Karen Matvij and her two daughters Kala and Brooke heard about the exhibition from a Niagara Falls friend.
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