Friday in the 'Fonte - July 31, 2020

– by Edward Stoddard

Bellefonte PA Kathy Briedenbaugh

Photo Credit: Kathy Breidenbaugh

Downtown Bellefonte will again be home to two pop-up outdoor dining spaces, as well as a downtown Sidewalk Sale, on July 31, 2020, during the community’s monthly Friday in the ‘Fonte celebration.

Friday in the ‘Fonte, a monthly event which aims to support Bellefonte’s shopping, dining, craft beverage producers and more is held on the last Friday of each month. During July’s celebration, a community-wide Sidewalk Sale is planned, with participating businesses selling their items outside of their shops.

Two outdoor seating areas will be available for outdoor dining. Pick up takeout from your favorite downtown restaurant, and then enjoy it in the fresh air. Tables are distanced, and sanitized after each use. Masks are required when not seated in outdoor dining areas.

Announcements from participating businesses can be found below:

Big Spring Spirits, (aka BSS) 4 to 10 p.m., take-out, curbside pickup, and delivery options available.

198 Match Factory Place • (814) 353-4478

The Tasting Room is now open! Stop in to enjoy a summer inspired handcrafted cocktail and delicious food from Nomad Kitchen. Dine safely indoors or outdoors on the patio with views of Talleyrand Park.

Also, BSS is still busy selling spirits, bottled ready-to-drink cocktails, and hand sanitizer to go! Order online and choose curbside pickup, free local delivery, or $5 shipping anywhere in PA. All revenue generated from the sale of hand sanitizer will be donated to the Bellefonte YMCA and The FaithCentre to support their mission to feed those in need in our community.

Bellefonte Art Museum, currently closed through August

133 N Allegheny St •

During Friday in the ‘Fonte, BAM will be handing out cranes at Confer’s Jewelers. You can also pick up a crane at Bellefonte B&B next to the Library!

Just because you can’t visit BAM in person doesn’t mean you can’t immerse yourself in local art. BAM has been providing many virtual opportunities to engage with the museum and their local artists. Currently, BAM has several projects for the community to participate in, such as the Virtual Imagination Celebration Summer Camp and the C19 Photo Project. Check out their Facebook page for more information. Stop by outside the museum to see art in the windows!

The Cakery, 4 to 7 p.m.

135 W High Street •

Whether you like cakes, cupcakes, pies, bread, scones, or some other sweet treat, The Cakery will most certainly meet your needs! By A Thread Boutique Pop-Up will be returning to The Cakery for Friday in the ‘Fonte. Stop by for delicious sweet treats and try on some unique clothing items!

Bees Knees Coffee, 5 to 8 p.m.

Coffee truck @ TBD location (somewhere in downtown Bellefonte)

Welcome to the new kid on the block! Bees Knees Coffee is a coffee trailer owned and operated by Bellefonte local Bromlyn Fitzgerald. At Bees Knees Coffee, they are focused on buying local products for their customers. They use honey from Spring Creek Honey in Bellefonte, milk from Meyer Dairy in Boalsburg, and the coffee is fair trade and organic, locally roasted by Cafe Lemont. Find them on the streets of downtown Bellefonte during Friday in the ‘Fonte.

Happy Wraps, 10:00 am to 9:15 pm

216 W High Street • (814) 954-5383

Stop in for fresh and healthy wraps and finish up with a fruit smoothie or hand-dipped Hershey’s ice cream before or after your shopping adventures.

Jabebo Studio, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

213 E. Bishop St. • 814-353-1022

Stop in for a Buy 2, Get 1 Free sale on the signature Jabebo Earring, plus 10% discount with your donation of cereal boxes! In addition to their signature earrings, you can also find locally made bath and beauty products, hand-made and fair-trade items.

Confer’s Jewelers, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

100 N. Allegheny Street • (814) 355-8836

Confers will be kicking off their huge August sale by hosting a Love-olution celebration! Stop by from 5 to 7 for food, live music, free prizes, giveaways, and sales! Everything is 20-50% off (exclusions apply) and with every purchase you’ll get 10% back in a gift card to give to family or friends. Be sure to check out the sterling silver table outside where everything is 50% off!

Co2 Boutique, 10 a.m to 7 p.m.

104 N Allegheny Street • (814) 353-4258

Check out the sidewalk sale happening at Co2 Boutique — Vera Bradley is 50% off! In addition, you can find ladies accessories, purses, fashion jewelry, gifts and more!

The Great Mish Mosh, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

128 S Allegheny Street • (814) 353-4226

Stop by Mish Mosh for a great selection of new, used, & antique furniture, estate jewelry, glassware, art, handcrafted and home decor. They’ve got a bit of everything!

Helen Foxx and Co., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

122 S Allegheny Street • (814) 548-7847

Helen Foxx carries a wide selection of ladies’ boutique clothing and accessories, for all sizes and budgets. Stop by to see what’s for sale! This month they are teaming up with Centre Boot Company to feature some exciting merchandise!

My Cafe Buzz, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

325 W High Street • (814) 810-2341

While you’re out for a stroll in Talleyrand, stop by Bellefonte’s newest cafe for free sample of a sweet treat! In addition, they’ll be serving up coffee, homemade baked goods, breakfast & lunch, smoothies, ice cream, and their famous “Buzz Bowls.” For Friday in the ‘Fonte stop

Plumb’s Cards and Gifts, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

105 N Allegheny Street • (814) 355-3225

Plumb’s offers beautiful home decor, gifts, cards and stationary. And don’t forget about their old-fashioned soda fountain with hard ice cream. Get 25% off your regularly priced gift shop purchase during Friday in the ‘Fonte.

Lock Boutique, 3 to 6 p.m.

136 W High Street

Lock is a woman’s clothing boutique offering trendy, chic affordable clothing for all. Stop in to try on the new summer line! Look for the balloons!

Richard Knupp Heritage Center, 1 to 7 p.m.

123 N. Allegheny Street

Stop in to check out the recently opened heritage center in Bellefonte. Here you can find information on Bellefonte history and scheduled historic self-guided tours through town. Chat with Sally Houser and JoAnn Knupp about all things Bellefonte.

State Burger Co., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

101 S Allegheny Street • (814) 424-7494

Design your own craft burger, score some fresh-cut fries, or order a malted milkshake. Dine-in or take out! This Friday in the ‘Fonte State Burger will be featuring a new dessert item! Stop by to find out what it is and try a sample!

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