Niagara Gazette — Doreen recently opened a small patio next to the building where Louie operates a fast food counter complete with outdoor seating for the public as a rest stop and/or a quick bite to eat. She was getting prepared for shorter hours, inventory and ordering for the future. She misses the one on one with the tourist especially those from another part of the world but she has excellent staff at all locations and the four souvenir shops within her corporate structure are managed by co-managers Phyllis Wozniak and Anna Ren. During peak season, the employee level is 125-plus which encompasses all the shop and the tour bus operation and during off-season it is reduced to about 40 regular employees.
Here is a holiday shopping suggestion. Why not think of sending a Niagara Falls Christmas ornament or a themed wine glass or even a toy to out of town grandchildren? Hey — you never know what you may find for that special person this year. Be aware the store will soon have only weekend hours.Norma Higgs serves with the Niagara Beautification Commission and Niagara Falls Block Club Council.