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.
The vacancy on South Allen street left by Chili’s will be the future home of Champs Sports Grill. A liquor license is currently pending approval by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and if all goes according to plan the restaurant will be open by October.
The Penn State Cycling Club will host the first ever Nittany Stage Race on August 1 and 2. The two-day event will feature three different types of bike races, including the state championship Pennsylvania Elite Women’s Road Race.
The Metropolitan building, located on the corner of West College Avenue and South Atherton Street, will be one of the first buildings in State College that offers amenities to both Penn State students and the State College residents.