Free Parking in Downtown State College for Shoppers
The State College Borough and the State College Downtown Improvement District have teamed up to offer a free parking for up to four hours to drivers patronizing local retailers.
Parking vouchers have been distributed to all members of the Downtown Improvement District and are offering them to patrons in an effort to promote shopping locally, said George Arnold, Director of the Downtown Improvement District.
Shoppers can get their vouchers from participating stores and restaurants and can park for free in any of the garages downtown, according to Borough officials.
Arnold said it's a great opportunity for residents to not only increase their efforts to 'shop small' and help the local economy but it gives them the chance to meet the local business owners and get a different experience while shopping, as some store owners offer product demonstrations to give patrons an in-depth look at new products.
"We've worked with the Borough in tyring to find ways that we can hopefully, effectively give shoppers free and convenient parking in the downtown and make it a win-win in the Borough," Arnold said. "For the businesses and the shoppers this seems the best way to do that."
Free parking will be offered through Jan. 1.