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Grillers is Gone for Good

Popular drunk food spot Grillers at 252. E. Beaver Ave. is closed again, and this time it’s for good.

The building is now in the hands of its owner HFL-Corp. A representative from HFL says that Grillers decided not to renew its lease last month and will no longer be operating in the building. The representative did not know why the decision was made not to renew and could not provide any information on future building suitors.

Grillers was shut down a year ago for repeat health code violations but was somehow able to open back up for the 2012-2013 school year.

The magic of Grillers was always hard to put your finger on. Between the $1 lopsided grilled cheese with cigarette ash on top to the DJ in the corner with seven teeth, it will always hold a special place in our intoxicated hearts. It was a quintessential shithole, but it was our shithole, and for that it will be sorely missed.

The only thing left now inside of Grillers is a dusty PSU Boombox Guy t-shirt hanging crookedly from the ceiling. A microcosm, indeed.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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