Niagara Gazette — Elder said the cultural center is "imperative" for the city of Niagara Falls.
"I just couldn't believe the work they've done for some of the people," Elder said.
Andrew Touma said he thinks the city should be supporting arts and culture and using them as an economic development tool.
He said he could see the Rapids Theatre acting as a neighborhood catalyst if the right partnerships were formed.
"We're in a theater today that is a state-of-the-art theater and we need to make sure that we build around it," Touma said.Contact reporter Justin Sondel at 282-2311, ext. 2257