Downtown

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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Baby Mike Does Hot Yoga
Let me start off by saying this: I have never done yoga. I am not flexible whatsoever, and I often neglect stretching when I work out. So who on Onward State was more qualified than me to try out State College's only hot yoga studio? Nobody, that's who.
Posted 18 hours ago in about by
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If you can’t even deal with this cold weather, read this.

Posted 5 days ago in about by
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Okay, it's only September, and you're only just starting to get used to the roommates you have now. You're barely settled in. Unfortunately, though, here at Penn State things move fast, and it's already time to start apartment hunting for next year. It's a stressful process, especially if you're a freshman. So, in the spirit of simplifying things, here's a breakdown of the basics.
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FiveGuys
After ending the policy last year, downtown State College’s Five Guys is once again open until 2 A.M. on home football weekends. Penn State students’ quasi-tradition of drunkenly hunting for food has become much easier.
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Marco Rubio Speech On Innovation At Uber's DC Offices
The fast-growing and tepidly controversial ride-sharing company Uber is apparently looking to expand its services to State College.
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Good Seed Display Case
Tucked away in Kelly Alley off of Fraser Street lies one of State College's greatest treasures: Good Seed Baking Company. The company has been around for awhile, selling their wares at the farmers' market and other local institutions. But now the bakery has an address and store to call their own. We sent two of our staffers to try out the gluten free pastries and share their thoughts.
Posted 7 days ago in about by
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While stumbling around downtown this weekend, you may have noticed a new addition to the streetscape.

Posted about a week ago in about by
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We sent some hungry staff writers to check out Underground Burgers and Crepes. Here's what they thought of the new joint.
Posted about 2 weeks ago in about by
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After summer renovations, Beaver Avenue's Chrome Liquor Lounge has improved its bar, changed its menu, and switched from smoky water pipes to e-hookahs.
Posted about 2 weeks ago in about by
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Those looking to spice up their weekend can head over to Levels Nightclub (420 E College Ave) for their drag show on Sunday, September 12th.

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