The sound of a baseball bat connecting with a ball rips across the vast room, as players from Niagara County Community College’s team practiced their swings Thursday morning amid a sea of netting.
But this isn’t your ordinary setting for batting cages.
This is the inside of the former Sears store at Summit Park Mall – part of the new Niagara International Sports & Entertainment Center.
And it’s just the beginning of what owner Zoran Cocov envisions as a $2.2 billion reuse project to bring new life to an aged but empty retail complex, while drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors to Western New York.
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