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The View from the Valley

An Exploration into Town-Gown Relations


The Liquor License: Tony Sapia’s Last Stand?

Tony Sapia, owner of three of State College’s most infamous bars — Tony’s Big Easy, Candy Bar and Lounge and Lulu’s Nightspot (formerly Club Love) — may soon be parting with the liquor license his businesses depend on. As The Daily Collegian reports, Mr. Sapia’s liquor license renewal earlier this year was denied by the […]


Duck & Cover: Beer Sales Debut At Wegmans

In a move that administrators at Penn State would undoubtedly chide as contributing to State College’s “drinking problem,” Wegmans has begun selling beer in its grocery store just off of North Atherton Street at 345 Colonnade Way. This is a rather unprecedented move for Pennsylvania, as alcohol is strictly regulated by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control […]