Lion surplus to host Nittany Lion Inn furniture sale

The Nittany Lion Inn December furniture sale comes just months after Penn State agreed to sell its two University Park campus hotels. Photo provided

Penn State’s Lion Surplus will offer a chance to bring home a piece of the university’s history with a furniture sale scheduled for next month.

From December 5th to 9th, Lion Surplus will host a week of sales of furniture and other items from the Nittany Lion Inn on the hotel grounds. The sale will take place from 9 am to 4:30 pm every day.

Items for sale will come directly from the 91-year-old hotel, according to Lion Surplus. An ongoing list of featured items includes:

  • beds
  • Bedside table
  • Work of art
  • mirrors
  • televisions
  • pillows
  • Lamps
  • dressers
  • tables
  • chairs
  • Cabinets
  • ice buckets
  • trash cans
  • Other hotel room “miscellaneous items”

Nittany Lion Inn furniture sales will accept payments via credit cards, cash and checks. Items must be picked up when purchased and will not be kept on site.

The furniture sale comes about six months after Penn State moved to enter into a land purchase and lease agreement for its two hotels on the University Park campus, the Nittany Lion Inn and the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.

The transaction is expected to close in December or January and will pass ownership and operation to Scholar Hotel Group, which already owns four hotels in the area: Scholar Hotel State College, 205 E. Beaver Ave., Hyatt Place, 219 W Beaver Ave., Courtyard by Marriott, 1730 University Drive and Residence Inn by Marriott, 1555 University Drive.

The university, in turn, will retain ownership of the land on which the buildings are located.

The Penn Stater will remain open during the transition between owners, while the Nittany Lion Inn, which has not operated as a hotel since 2020, will remain closed until further notice. The Nittany Lion Inn was repurposed to serve as a student residence and classroom facilities during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic during the 2020-21 academic year.

In 2021, the university began to explore the options for the future of its two campus hotels. An analysis found that both locations faced backlogs of maintenance and renovation needs, while the pandemic added unexpected costs and diminished revenue to the equation.

For more information about selling Lion Surplus furniture, visit the reseller store website and Facebook page🇧🇷

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