02 - 19 - 2014 Officials put muscle to enforce State Pattys Day ban
[CDT] - Penn State and State College officials made their pitch yeterday to downtown tavern owners: Close or stop serving alcohol on State Pattyâs Day and you will be compensated. But unlike last year, when owners were offered a flat $5,000 for cooperating on the student-created holiday, the compensation this year could reflect how much money each business stands to lose. Owners will receive anywhere from $2,500 to $7,500 based on how many customers their businesses can accommodate, according to a letter sent to the owners yesterday by university and borough leaders.