This is the second year Penn State University has offered between $2,500 and $7,500 to bars which close for the student-created drinking party.
The owner of the Lion’s Den tells WTAJ he would close even without the money because it’s the right thing to do.
Police say reducing alcohol availability led to a 37 percent reduction in crime during last year’s State Patty’s Day.
Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.