Three Erie County manufacturing expansions and two Niagara County redevelopment projects are getting a combined $376,500 in economic development grants from National Grid to support more than $16.2 million in investments.
Ellicott Development’s $5.2 million plan to revive the historic Frontier House in Lewiston will receive $100,000 from the utility, for the conversion of the 198-year-old building on Center Street. The firm plans to restore the outside to its appearance from the horse-and-buggy days, while creating a mixture of Airbnb rentals and apartments, along with a restaurant and first-floor offices.
Meanwhile, William Barrons’ Willberco Development will also get $100,000 for its $2 million Cayuga Landings Brewery and restaurant project, which will revitalize a vacant 6,200-square-foot waterfront property at 519 Cayuga Drive in Niagara Falls into a brewery, with a kitchen, a tasting room and a three-story restaurant. It will feature patios, rooftop dining, new decks for watercraft rental, floating docks, landings and outdoor recreation.