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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

For the Love of Art: Uncle Eli’s & Douglas Albert Gallery

For 50 years, Uncle Eli’s Artist Marketplace and Frame Shop has been supplying artists in State College. For 39 years, Douglas Albert Gallery has been sharing the love of art with our State College community. Douglas Albert started Uncle Eli’s while he was still a student, and he prides himself on having something for every […]

The Tavern: Honoring Tradition & Embracing Innovation

Back in 1948, The Tavern was started by two KDR fraternity brothers who were World War II veterans. Today, The Tavern stands strong and is a key part of the heart of Happy Valley. Pat Daugherty, the owner of The Tavern, wants the public to have a place to feel comfortable and celebrate their big […]

The State Theatre: An Historic Landmark & Cultural Hub

When The State Theatre reopened in 2006, it has become a huge part of the Heart of Happy Valley. The State Theatre prides itself on having something for everyone. With the largest screen in the county and being Centre County’s only non-profit performing arts center, The State Theatre is a hub of arts and culture […]

Downtown State College Features the Work of Local Artist Mary Deutsch

We welcome the work of local artist Mary Deutsch! Mary has been a practicing artist for over 25 years, after receiving her BS in Art Education from Penn State University. Mary’s bold, dynamic and colorful abstract paintings will be on display in the Downtown State College Improvement District office at 127 S Fraser Street for […]