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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]