Harper’s: Connecting with the Community for 94 Years

For 94 years, Harper’s has had its home on College Avenue in Downtown State College. Brian Cohen, the owner of Harper’s, is a third generation retailer, having grown up with his grandparents working in the business and spending half of his own retail career working with both of his parents. “I’ve always lived in the […]

Keeping State College and “The Corner” Strong

For almost 100 years, the people of State College have been able to say “Meet me at the corner!” Throughout the years, more and more businesses have come to fall under the same ownership. Now, Hotel State College, the Corner Room, Spat’s at the Grill, Bill Pickle’s Tap Room, The Basement Nightspot, Zeno’s and Chumley’s […]

Welcome Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, and Carvel!

Attention late night snackers… Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, and Carvel just opened in Downtown State College with late hours and plenty of sweet and salty treats for your cravings! They opened to the public on Valentine’s Day, making it the perfect sweet treat to share with a loved one! The grand opening celebration will be Thursday, […]

The Happy Valley Holiday Shoppe

With the holiday season just around the corner, downtown State College has a new store that will meet all of your needs! Located at 325 E. Calder Way, The Happy Valley Holiday Shoppe is a place that anyone with holiday spirit will love. When Cheap Thrills, the clothing store that formally sat in the shop’s […]

Welcome Three Little Birds Boutique!

Opening in their third location, Three Little Birds comes to Downtown State College! Located at 220 E. Calder Way, the boutique brings fashionable everyday wear to State College. Stop in and check them out now and plan on attending their grand opening event on November 2!  Three Little Birds is not your typical boutique. They are friendly, helpful, […]

Welcome Cape Escape!

Colorful, creative, and fun! Cape Escape brings these three words to life. In their first store on 244 East Calder Way, Cape Escape gives people the opportunity to customize capes however they would like. The store owners started off by making capes for friends and family and then moved to selling more online. Soon after, […]


Burgers and milkshakes, a classic combo.  BRGR takes this combo to the next level with their spiked milkshakes and variety of nontraditional burgers.  BRGR is slated to arrive at 122 West College Avenue in early September 2019, just in time for football season! Of course they offer yummy classic burgers but if you’re in the […]

Roots Natural Kitchen

Roots Natural Kitchen, opening July 1 in Downtown State College, serves delicious “feel good” food for an affordable price.  The two most important aspects of Roots is nature and taste. The owners of Roots Natural Kitchen believe that when it comes to food, it’s important to trust nature to give us the nutrients and vitamins […]