The Coolest Place on Campus

Video posted December 10, 2013 in News by Deja McClendon


Old Main, the Creamery, and Beaver Stadium are all iconic sites on the Penn State campus but what about the unknown treasures of PSU? With lines out the door most warm evenings, Rita's Italian Ice on East Beaver Avenue is one of the most loved places at the university. Over 4,500 people show up on the first day of spring to get a taste of Rita's. Owner Richard Shore finds that making people happy is in his job description whether it's by serving up custard to cancer patients at the THON dance marathon or just by being a smiling face at his shop. He lives by Rita's motto, 'Be Happy'.