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Historic Nittany Mountain Koffee Shoppe

About Mt. Nittany Overlook Event Center

Mt. Nittany Overlook Event Center, initially name Above the Valley Event Center, was purchased in 2016 by Kit Henshaw and Harrison Schailey, local proprietors of The Overlook Grill and for years before that, owners of award-winning Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering in nearby State College, Pennsylvania. After years of catering events all over the Centre region, they believed the surrounding beauty of this historic site paired with their culinary and hospitality experience would make for a very special wedding, business and event venue.


Formerly known as the Mt. Nittany Inn, the building has been the foundation for more than a century of joyful memories. Originating as a roadside stand for drivers making the trek over the mountain, the landmark has a long and dramatic history. In 1919, the first proprietor began selling snacks to travelers who often stopped to fill their radiators after the long, slow journey up the mountain. The original main building was constructed in 1928 and in subsequent years became a coffee shop, hotel, grill, bar and restaurant.

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