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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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.
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.
Let’s be real, though—when we talk about being Proud Penn State Partiers, it’s not just about how drunk you can get—anyone with a liver can get utterly blotto and brag about how much they don’t remember doing. The real point of pride is having your cake and eating it, too.
To see what downtown realtors had planned for this day of revelry, staff members of Onward State called their offices multiple times during the past week. The realtors declined to provide us information as to whether any action will be taken to restrict or prevent excessive partying on State Patty’s Day.
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.
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).
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.
Michael Pilato, the local artist and proud creator of the mural on Heister Street, has been busy lately. The mural that he calls “Inspiration” has seen a couple modifications since November and maybe seeing a few more in the coming months.
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.
It’s a joyous time for all bookworms, hipsters, coffee connoisseurs, tea drinkers, poets and music junkies in the downtown State College area. Why, you ask? Because the well renowned and greatly missed Webster’s Bookstore & Café is almost back in business!
I grew up on J.Mike’s subs–mostly because it took me about 3 minutes to walk there, but also because they’re really freaking good. We all know what food snobs Jersey people can be, but I can assure you that J.Mike’s will not disappoint here at Penn State. Here’s why you should be excited about their Grand Opening tomorrow: