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The Creative Energy of The Makery

For five years, The Makery has been bringing joy and creativity to Downtown State College.

Amy Frank, the owner of The Makery, is thankful to be a part of this “very special community.”

Owned and operated by all women, The Makery contributes to the community in many ways, bringing 200 to 300 families downtown every week.

“More is more. The more people we have in The Makery doing what they love,the better,” Frank said.

The personal touches that The Makery brings is what really brings it into the State College community.

“The connection that you have with the people running the business, the service that they can offer, they know you and your needs personally. The sense of community you get from shopping downtown we forget that that’s available to us. That’s what makes local business important.”

Despite not being in State College for a long time, The Makery has become an important part of the community, and Frank is so grateful for that.

“The Downtown State College community has really rooted our business in this fantastic tribe of the local business owners, customers and people who shop here. We do more than just classes, workshops and selling. We contribute to the bottom line. The energy of where we live is something you can’t get from a big box store, mall or website.”

Frank is a strong believer in the power of local business. She knows that now more than ever is the time to help your favorite local business stay afloat.

“It’s really important that our community understands that at a very deep level,” Frank said.


You can visit The Makery at 209 West Calder Way in Downtown State College.