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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.

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3 Billy O’s: The Rebound for Your Grillers Breakup

Ever since Grillers was shut down by the State College Department of Ordinance Enforcement & Public Health (those clean freak bastards) I have been in a state of mourning. So on Friday night when I was drinking underage and heard the news whilst stumbling my way over to Beaver ave I was an emotional wreck. Luckily, I was pointed in the direction of Billy O’s.

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9 Vegetarian-Friendly Places Downtown

I’m no vegetarian, but I can imagine the difficulty it is to find anything to eat when it seems like every eating establishment tailors their menu to its carnivore consumers. But once you leave the HUB island, the downtown area actually provides a selection of different places for vegetarians to enjoy food choices other than salads. Here are 10 vegetarian-friendly places in downtown State College to save you from the HUB’s salad bar and veggie dip.

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9 Levels Grand Opening Falls Short

When the doors to this mythical place finally opened, everyone was beyond ready to get in and finally enjoy themselves. Unfortunately, Onward State was not granted media access that had been previously discussed, and it is for this reason that we can’t really tell you how it was. We’re not even sure if the promised DJs were even there. However, based upon the general reactions on Twitter, it seems as though the wait was far from worth it.

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0 Levels Nightclub Can’t Handle Their Shit

Remember that time Levels opened? Oh, wait. It still hasn’t happened yet. There was yet another delay today in the widely anticipated grand opening of Levels Nightclub when their plumbing system backed up. A post on their Facebook account this afternoon informed potential parties of the plumbing plight, apologizing for the delay, which has become a pattern as this is now their second canceled premier.

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0 Super Food Sunday in State College

While football and commercials are two of the main focal points of conversation during the Super Bowl, there is no denying that a big part of the experience leading up to the big game is the food. Wings, nachos, pizza, buffalo chicken dip, sandwiches, and more. No matter what your preferred food is, many choose to go all out on Super Bowl Sunday.

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0 Innoblue to Hold Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Do you have an idea or entrepreneurial venture that you want to bring to fruition? Beginning next Monday, the Penn State innovative group Innoblue will be hosting a free “Entrepreneurship Bootcamp” program.

According the Innoblue, over the course of twelve meetings, individuals and ventures will receive fast-paced training on the skills and tools necessary to launch a start-up. The program will run from February 13th to March 30th in the Innoblue Garage (also home to Onward State headquarters).

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0 Red Bull Butter Cup Thrills Those Downtown

In case you missed it, or found out about this event the very last minute, Red Bull stopped at State College on their Butter Cup Contest Series tour Friday, February 3, in the parking lot just outside of the Gingerbread Man and Chipotle. Check out the winners and photos of the event after the jump.

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0 Levels Nightclub is For Real, Say SCPD

False claims into the legitimacy of a new potential downtown nightclub have prompted two investigations into the source of those claims. State College Police Sgt. Greg Brauser said an investigation determined Levels Nighclub is not a fraudulent business, despite claims on Facebook suggesting otherwise.

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