Crowds at Meridian Centre have been robust and energetic and could approach sell-out levels for the playoffs.
Between draws, visitors spill over those bridges and into the quirky pubs that line St. Paul Street. At one of the most popular, Merchant Ale House, they chug local microbrews with names such as Drunken Monkey Oatmeal Stout.
Title: St. Catharines' great comeback - Arena, arts centre driving downtown revitalization in southern Ontario city.
Date: February 25, 2017
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WHAT THE ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS ABOUT ST. CATHARINES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
(...) in St. Catharines, almost everyone I spoke to names the arena — along with the new 95,000-sq. ft. First Ontario Performing Arts Centre next door — as a jewel in the downtown’s rejuvenation. Perhaps this offers a lesson.