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Behind the bar at the Imperial Garage, 3rd St. Niagara Falls, circa 1984
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Muddy Buck
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This photo is of Toby Rotella, owner of the Imperial Garage and his daughter, who worked at the Imperial Garage, after being awarded a Muddy Award from the WNY Blues Society at the Imperial Garage Reunion in 2000.
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Banner for the 2007 Imperial Garage Reunion
This reunion party was held at the building on 3rd St. which was once the Imperial Garage. It was a fateful event since the now Mayor of Niagara Falls, Paul Dyster, decided to come to campaign. He decided to stay because he had a great time! He won the election which prompted Toby Rotella, former owner of the Imperial Garage, to go downtown and ask for funds to have an actual blues festival. The mayor and the city said yes and the festival was born.
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