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 […]

Spreading Joy and Rooting for you since 1922: Woodring’s Floral Gardens

Woodring’s Floral Gardens has been spreading joy and rooting for you since 1922. It has been supplying the local community with beautiful plants, flower arrangements and bouquets for nearly 100 years! Whether you’re buying for yourself or for others, Woodring’s flowers are an ideal gift for all! Catering for birthdays, weddings, mother’s day and many […]

In-Step With Barefoot Since 1975

Barefoot Shoes has been supplying State College with the latest fashion branded shoes since 1975. It has proudly served 3 generations of Penn Staters, and that is why the State College community is part of their family. With over 15 brands, Barefoot Shoes has everything you need and more! You will not be disappointed! Currently, […]

Lions Pride: Everything Penn State for Every Penn Stater!

Open daily…everything Penn State for every Penn Stater! Lions Pride, owned and operated by Penn State alumni, has been selling apparel & merchandise for all since 1976. Providing the very best Penn State sportswear and memorabilia to Penn State fans and alumni, Lions Pride is proud to be a part of the Heart of Happy […]

Rinaldo’s Barber Shop: Styling State College since 1925!

For 95 years, Rinaldo’s Barber Shop has been styling State College and is an historic landmark downtown. Having the opportunity to be a part of the Heart of Happy Valley campaign makes the business eternally grateful for the continuous local support. Located on 107 S. Allen Street, Rinaldo’s Barber Shop provides a traditional experience and […]

Central Reservation: A new ambiance to Downtown State College

Central Reservation opened their doors this August and have been serving the State College community a unique selection of seafood and fine cocktails. Located on the corner of South Allen Street and Beaver Avenue, it’s at the heart of downtown bringing a different character to the neighborhood. Currently, its hours of operation are: Monday – […]