Located in Centre County, Pennsylvania, State College is a college town heavily influenced by the campus life of Penn State University and have gained the nickname “Happy Valley” for its resilience during the Great Depression. Downtown State College provide the public with essential resource, accommodation, and entertainment that stretch along College Ave and Beaver Ave. In 2010, CQ Press ranked State College as the third-safest metropolitan area in the country. They say there’s something magical about the Nittany Valley, where time just seems to stand still. Updates on the downtown area’s current affairs and additions can be located on this topic page.
Downtown News and Blogs
Eleven individuals were charged with crimes allegedly committed during the post-Big Ten Championship rally, including three students charged with felony rioting.
Three men allegedly entered the convenience store, fired off a round of ammunition, and fled on foot earlier this evening.
Have a startup idea or company that you want to launch but don’t know where to begin? The Happy Valley LaunchBox downtown on Allen Street is currently accepting applications for their Spring 2017 cohort.
Police conducted two controlled buys through an informant in April.
Anyone who went out last night commiserated over how it was not possible to walk on the sidewalk without slipping and falling. Fortunately, we caught it all on video.
It’s time to dig out that tattoo choker and find a babysitter for your Tamagotchi: a 90s-themed bar crawl will hit five downtown bars on January 28.
Light Up State College hopes to illuminate more than 3,000 ice lanterns on February 4.
Tommy’s Asian Grill on College Ave was temporarily closed on Thursday due to unsanitary conditions.
Next time you’re ready to shower and you can’t find your loofah, goPuff can bring a pack of three to your doorstep for just $14.95 plus a $1.95 delivery fee.
More than 30 Fraternities decorate their houses in Frat Land to participate in the annual IFC Holiday Light Tours
Participants can purchase wristbands from Hotel State College, the Tavern, Bradley’s Steaks, Primanti Bros, or Cafe 210.
A 26-year old student was flown via helicopter to UPMC-Altoona last night after a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Beaver Ave. and Atherton.
No matter what you call what happened in Beaver Cayon on Saturday night, we have to respect downtown State College if we want to be able to celebrate as a student body.
After 90 years in business in State College, Harper’s will move down the street this spring to the former storefront location of Sercy.
The Students Organizing Multiple Arts will partner with Chronic Town to host its annual fall concert this Saturday night.
Damon Sims (VP of Student Affairs) and Charlie Noffsinger (Assistant VP of University Police and Public Safety) penned a letter Thursday evening (two full days before the Big Ten Championship) asking students celebrate a potential win differently than they celebrate the win over Ohio State.
Four of our staff writers give you their hands-down best places to grab a bowl of State College mac and cheese.
A Telepoem Booth will be installed this spring, thanks to a grant from Knight Foundation Donor-Advised Fund at Centre Foundation. The phone booth lets anyone step inside, choose a poem from a directory, dial the number and hear the poem.
Students Engaging Students collaborates with other Penn State organizations each year to put on the Thanksgiving Basket Drive, an initiative to provide Thanksgiving meals to families in need throughout Centre County.
Thirteen individuals were charged for crime and damages that resulted from the downtown rallies following Penn State’s win over Ohio State. Eleven of the individuals are Penn State students.
Cinderella’s night was over by midnight, but yours just started. From how to plan a perfect pre-game to your journey to The Phyrst, here’s your official guide to turning 21 at Penn State.
The car-sharing services Uber and Lyft are offering free and discounted rides on Election Day to make sure that every Pennsylvania voter can make it to the polls.
State College Borough Council voted to approve converting Calder Way to a one-way traffic lane between High Street and Hetzel Street to avoid traffic congestion due to construction.
Son of Republican presidential nominee Eric Trump campaigned for his father, Donald Trump, on Monday afternoon in a cramped State College campaign office to energize volunteers.
An Uber driver faces aggravated assault charges after disobeying post-game traffic patterns and dragging a Penn State police officer about 20 feet alongside the vehicle.