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The Newest Happy Valley Businesses
There's no shortage of great businesses coming to Happy Valley in 2017, and some of them are already here! Take a look at the newest establishments in town. Any of one of them might be your new favorite hang-out spot.
Bone Bar & Boutique
135 West High Street, Bellefonte
For the discriminating pet caretaker and their favorite creature, a new boutique-style shop has opened in Bellefonte to meet your every need. Bone Bar and Boutique carries an array of smaller brands that you can’t find in big box stores along with specialty-diet foods and snacks. With a grand opening this past October, Bone Bar has already developed a devoted following among the dog and cat population of Centre County. Hours vary, so check their Facebook page or give them a call at 814-424-7337 if you want to stop by outside of regular hours.
324 East Calder Way, State College
Think that specialty coffee responsibly sourced direct from Colombia is something you can only find in urban areas? Think again! As of last spring, Barranquero Cafe brings Colombian coffee and finger food to Downtown State College. This is a local business you can feel proud of supporting since they also give back to several regional organizations, like the Centre County Taste of the Town and the Mid-State Literacy Council. The coffee shop is also the host of WTAJ’s Blue White Wake-up. But don’t let their local ties influence you too much—one taste of their fluff pastries or hot chocolate will seal the deal as your new favorite coffee shop.
1639 North Atherton St, State College
Though technically not new, one of our local favorite gift shops is changing ownership. With the start of 2017, Barbara’s Hallmark in North Atherton Place has become Christine’s Hallmark after being bought by a long-time employee following Barb Grappone’s retirement. Christine’s Hallmark will still feature cards and gifts for every occasion along with wearables, keepsakes, and Penn State merchandise.
1910 North Atherton Street, State College
The giant inflatable panda waving to traffic along North Atherton was a sure sign that the newest Chinese-food chain restaurant is now open. Filling a long empty space that once housed a grocery store across from the Old Navy shopping center, this Panda Express is the second to open in the State College, although the only one to feature a drive-through (the HUB location on campus is obviously walk-up only). None for it’s fast and casual Chinese offerings, Panda Express is open until 10:00pm every day except Sunday, when it’s serving until 9:00pm.
5 Star Nutrition
335 Colonnade Boulevard, State College
Tucked in between Holiday Hair and Five Below in the Colonnade shopping center, this nutritional chain carries vitamins, supplements, and meal plans that can match any fitness plan. In-store features include a machine that measures muscle and body fat and highly trained staff members who can help both seasoned athletes and new fitness fans get on the right path to meet their exercise goals.
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