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.
August 16, 2017 at 6:45 pm
Kranich’s Jewelers To Close College Ave. Storefront
The jewelry store, which has adorned the College Ave. sidewalk since 1976, will close its doors in the near future.
August 14, 2017 at 2:51 pm
Residents Petition Penn State To Keep Campus Rec Facilities Open To Community
The petition argues paid membership or free use should be available to all members of the community regardless of university affiliation.
August 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm
Riff Raff Coming To Penn State Sept. 12
Jody Highroller fans rejoice, Riff Raff is coming to Champs Downtown Tuesday, Sept. 12.
August 9, 2017 at 9:50 am
Rate Changes Approved For Downtown Parking Garages
Parking Director Rick Ward said the change will illustrate a defined difference between garage and street parking and encourage use of the garages.
August 9, 2017 at 9:41 am
CATA Fare Increase Set To Take Effect
The new rates are set to take effect on Saturday, Aug. 19, with the start of the fall service schedule.
August 8, 2017 at 11:50 am
Grubhub To Take Over OrderUp Operations In State College
Grubhub announced last week that it will acquire OrderUp operations in State College, where OrderUp was created as “LionMenus” in 2009.
August 4, 2017 at 1:14 am
The Phyrst To Host 50th Anniversary Daylong, Begin Filming Documentary Saturday
The Phyrst will commemorate its legendary 50th year of business with a daylong Saturday starting at noon.
August 2, 2017 at 3:54 pm
Duck Donuts Coming Soon To State College
Duck Donuts announced plans to open a location in State College at Fraser Center.
August 2, 2017 at 8:26 am
State College Police Department Issues Response To Trump Comments On Police Maltreatment
” We treat ALL people with dignity and respect regardless whether they are a victim, suspect, defendant, complainant, or witness.”
July 20, 2017 at 1:56 pm
New Grocery Delivery Service Coming To State College Area
Instacart says it has received an “overwhelming” number of requests to expand service into the area.