The Cheese Shoppe: A Downtown Treasure

A local community staple, The Cheese Shoppe, has been offering State College residents fresh cheese and roasted coffee for over 40 years. Owner William Clarke began his work focusing solely on cheese four decades ago, but saw a trend in the community and added his own twist by serving coffee as well, and The Cheese […]

September First Friday Highlights

Downtown State College kicked off September with the monthly First Friday event, an evening that brings together community members and local businesses to promote community engagement and entertainment for everyone. This month’s First Friday offered a wide range of activities for all State College residents. From kid’s crafts to professional art; plenty of treats from […]

Badger and Hound Barber Club’s New Location!

The scene at Badger and Hound Barber Club feels reminiscent of days gone by where your local barber shop was more than just a place to get a haircut.  There is a laid back, welcoming, and inclusive vibe in the shop that sets Badger and Hound apart; everyone is welcome whether you need a haircut […]

August First Friday Highlights

If you attended August’s First Friday, you can agree that Downtown State College was consumed by a variety of activities and entertainment. We would like to give a big Thank You to all of the downtown businesses as well as the performers who participated in the fun-filled evening! We would also like to give our […]

Welcome Bistrozine to Downtown State College!

Love food, love life. The premise is simple, yet the execution is the result of a lifelong dream and years of patience for owner Joe Liu. After spending many years traveling and living in Europe, and many more in the restaurant business in New York, Joe decided the time had come to call upon the […]

July First Friday Highlights

July’s First Friday offered a variety of activities and entertainment! Thank you to all of the businesses and performers who contributed–and thank you to the public for coming out and supporting Downtown State College! Here are some of our favorite images from the event! The next First Friday is August 3rd, don’t miss it!   […]

Mid-State Literacy Council: Giving Back to the Community

Are you looking to give back to the State College community or in need of a rewarding volunteer experience? The Mid-State Literacy Council is a small, comprehensive learning space for anyone looking to improve their English. This non-profit group provides adult education instruction in Centre and Clearfield Counties. “The Council offers basic literacy, English as […]

June First Friday Highlights

June’s First Friday was a hit! Here are some of the Downtown State College Improvement District’s favorite images from the event! Thank you to all of the businesses and performers who contributed–and thank you to the public for coming out and supporting Downtown State College! Hope you’re getting excited for our next First Friday, July […]

5 Historic Places Every State College Resident Must Visit

Do you know that Downtown State College holds a treasure trove of history? Many historic gems can be found in what are probably some of your most frequented spots downtown, and they are marked with bronze plaques that share the history of the location.  In honor of the recent installation of the historic plaque dedicated […]