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’55 Days Of Cafe’ Returns March 14 After Three-Year Absence

After three long years, Cafe 210 West’s beloved “55 Days Of Cafe” promotion is finally set to return this spring.

Starting at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 14, fans of the bar are tasked with visiting Cafe every day for 55 days straight leading up to Penn State’s graduation. Those who complete the challenge will have their names immortalized on a plaque and later be invited to an open-bar celebration “with tons of giveaways.”

55 Days Of Cafe most recently hit State College back in 2019. The annual event was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s such a refreshing feeling to know that 55 Days is finally just around the corner again,” said event coordinator Wendy Schneider. “Cafe has always been a family — from our staff, to the bands we feature, and to our patrons — and I think it’s because 55 Days draws us together. We’re all unbelievably excited to share this challenge with the community again after three far-too-long years.”

To sign up for the event, visit Cafe and make a purchase on March 14. The first 200 people to sign up are eligible for free t-shirts, sunglasses, koozies, and more, Schneider said.

Throughout the challenge, Cafe will track participants’ attendance by collecting receipts and checking them off, so be sure to hold on to them until those 55 days are up. This year, Cafe will excuse up to five absences to allow for COVID-19 isolation or quarantine, but proof needs to be sent in.

Additionally, if you’re out of town, you can make up to 12 days up by presenting a receipt from a bar or restaurant outside of Center County on the day you missed. As expected, you’ll need to email those to Cafe, too.

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