Allen Street Grill Reopens! | Local Business Updates

The Allen Street Grill has just reopened after months of new renovations. It has now been re-established as a modern american dining spot in a historic space. 

Located on the second floor of Hotel State College, an iconic corner of hospitality in the Penn State community, the Allen Street Grill has offered the community and alumni one of the greatest views of town and Penn State through floor-to-ceiling windows for more than 40 years!

Thoughtfully restored and reimagined by new owners, Chef Karen Nicolas and the team set out to re-establish the Allen Street Grill as the epicenter of the downtown dining scene with a focus on local, quality ingredients and great hospitality.

"We started the renovation project in June and we’re really excited to unveil it to the community, albeit during a very interesting time to be opening a new restaurant," said Jeff Sorg, CEO of Pat Croce & Company. "We’ve opened quite a few restaurants but never during a pandemic. It’s been an interesting time but we’re excited to get the place finally opened."

The updates to the nearly 50-year-old fine dining establishment are the first part of a long-term investment plan by Pat Croce & Company, which late last year bought the Hotel State College businesses at the corner of South Allen Street and West College Avenue. The property also includes The Corner Room, Bill Pickle’s Taproom, Zeno’s, Chumley’s, The Basement Nightspot and a 10-room hotel.

Both Sorg and President Michael Croce are Penn State Alumni.

"We’re really excited about the quality of what we’re putting together and I think we have a really strong team that’s excited about that," Sorg said. "For us it’s about quality, consistent execution and just focusing on that because we do believe in the future of this industry, this corner, and the community. It’s also a project that becomes a cornerstone for us to say, 'See, this is our first project of many on the corner and in town,' so we wanted it to be something our team could be excited about."

The Allen Street Grill is a staple in the town of State College, with it's new fresh look & top of the line food & drinks,  this is a must if you live in State College or traveling. Make a reservation to enjoy the best views in town!

Hours of business: Open 4-10 PM daily. 

Location: 100 West College Avenue, State College, PA, 16801

Contact: (814) 231-4745

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