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 – […]

Yallah Taco Opens Second Location

If you thought one Yallah Taco was good…how about a second? Yallah Taco opened its expanded second restaurant on 310 E. College Avenue, at the end of August 2020. Owner, Hitham Hiyajneh, said the new location would allow them to expand its service by serving breakfast and lunch, in addition to their signature tacos and […]

Carrying on the Community Connection

Since 1996, Connections has been styling State College and giving some flair to the heart of Happy Valley. Bob Steinbach, the original owner of the business, has been operating businesses in State College since 1969. However, in the last few years, Theresa Ritzman took over the business and has continued what Steinbach started. Ritzman was […]

Welcome Crust & Crumb Cafe!

Downtown State College welcomed Crust & Crumb Cafe, located on 115 E. Beaver Avenue, on August 25, 2020. Amber Winkler, the head chef and owner of Crust & Crumb Cafe, did not always have this cafe in her plans, but one chance internet search later, and she had found somewhere to indulge in her culinary […]

A Well Honed Craft, a Local Family Tradition: Custom Shoe Repair

Since 1966, the Card family has been in business with Custom Shoe Repair in Downtown State College, bringing something different to the heart of Happy Valley. Even in 2020, there is still a cobbler here in State College. Angelo Card, the owner of Custom Shoe Repair, is a State College local. “It’s home. We were […]