Light-Up Downtown

The Downtown State College Improvement District is working to make this holiday season one of the most festive and decorative seasons to date! Light Up Downtown will include several locations enhanced with lights, greenery and decoration’s. We’re creating a winter wonderland that encourages the community to come downtown and enjoy a safe festive walking tour. Come […]

Small Business Saturday in Downtown State College

Venture downtown to support your local small businesses on November 28th during Small Business Saturday! Make a day of it, shop and dine local by patronizing the small, brick and mortar businesses that make our downtown special…this day and every day! While you are downtown make sure to check out our Light Up Downtown lighting […]

Holiday Senior Shopping Hours

Starting the Week of November 23, participating downtown businesses are designating an hour  for our senior shoppers to shop with a bit more peace of mind. Every Monday and Tuesday, 9am – 10am downtown businesses will open their doors and welcome you into a safe shopping environment. We are pleased to inform you that Holiday […]

We Appreciate You: Downtown State College Military Appreciation Scavenger Hunt

We are celebrating our veterans during Military Appreciation Week by asking the community to take part in a scavenger hunt from Nov. 7 to 14 to win a $25 Downtown Gift Card! How to Play: Each business has chosen a member they would like to commemorate, and throughout the week, their profile will be displayed […]

Downtown State College Features the Work of Local Artist: Eric Markievich

Eric R Markievich is a local artist specializing in acrylic, oil, mixed media, and sculpture. We currently have multiple pieces from his collection displayed in our office. Eric said that his paintings are “a collection of select works spanning the past five years”. He continued stating “my interests in painting continue to develop in a […]

Grab the kids for the Downtown Pumpkin Pursuit!

Let’s have some fall fun downtown! Are you in pursuit of the perfect pumpkin for your kids? Come downtown and each child will pick out a FREE mini pumpkin with take-home decorations and crafts to bring your pumpkin to life! Start your visit at Growing Tree Toys or The Makery to pick out your favorite […]

Allen Street Grill, back and better than ever!

Allen Street Grill reopened on September 22nd after months of thoughtful renovations that embrace the historic charm of the landmark building on the corner of College and Allen. Some of the changes that guests can expect include a imaginative menu created by a new Executive Chef that calls State College home,  an original bar program […]

Sparkling State College for over 50 years: Miska Jewelers

Looking for a sentimental deluxe item of jewlery, Miska Jewelers has you covered! For over 50 years, Miska Jewelers have been offering downtown State College a variety of fine Jewelry and more! The family owned and operated business sells beautiful sentimental accessories, repairs jewelry, performs jewelry appraisals, and offers GIA grading services. Located on the […]

Treating Your Homes for 37 years: Kitchen Kaboodle!

Originated in 1983, Kitchen Kaboodle has been treating the homes of the Happy Valley community for 37 years. Awarded “Best Place to Buy a Gift” in 2016,2017,2018 & 2019 by the readers of State College Magazine, Kitchen Kaboodle is the place for all treats! With the store being so much more than a kitchen store, […]

Old School Vibes in Happy Valley: W.C. Clarke’s Cheese Shoppe

W.C. Clarke’s Cheese Shoppe has been supplying State College with over 30 types of cheese and 40 variations of coffee for over 40 years. With wonderful aromas emanating through Calder Way, you’ll be drawn into State College’s original coffee roaster immediately. Introducing old school vibes to the Heart of Happy Valley, walk on in, pour […]