Spring Break Staycation!

Spend your Spring Break Staycation with us in Downtown State College! Even though we won’t be seeing much spring weather during the break in State College, there is plenty to do downtown to ward away the winter blues! Let’s start with FREE ON-STREET PARKING downtown Monday through Friday after 5 pm and all weekend long…March […]

Jax Bar & Kitchen Offers a Creative and Eclectic Twist

Jax Bar & Kitchen opened their doors four months ago and have since been serving the State College community a unique selection of elevated bar foods, cocktails and trivia nights that have won the hearts of State College residents and students. Jax took over the location of the former Darkhorse Tavern located in Calder Way. […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Downtown!

It’s that time of year again… the season of expressing love. If you’re short on words or short on time, rest assured that Downtown State College Improvement District is here to help. Keep reading to see a sampling of what downtown State College has to offer you and your loved one this February 14th. We […]

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 […]