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Champs Sports Grill To Open On South Allen

As first reported by the Centre Daily Times and independently confirmed by Onward State, Champs Sports Grill is headed to downtown State College. The vacancy on South Allen street left by Chili’s will be the future home of the popular eatery and bar.

“The deal has gone through,” Champs general manager Brandon Yocum told the CDT. “It’s a great opportunity to expand, and it goes hand in hand with the State College town.”

Champs, which has locations on North Atherton and in Altoona, boasts a large selection of beer on tap and a menu filled with carbs and comfort foods.

“It’s going to be a wonder for all of the students living downtown to be in walking distance of a Champs,” Yocum said. “It’s a move to expand the business, and we’re extremely excited to have the opportunity to be there.”

A liquor license is currently pending approval by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. If all goes according to plan the restaurant will be open by October.

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