Random “Life”-Related Information for Indiana, Pa.

  • Somewhat subjective…

    Getting your Pennsylvania Driver’s License

    You need to bring your current license, Social Security card, passport or original birth certificate, and evidence of residency (pick two: lease, utility bills, etc.)

    Our local Indiana Driver’s License Office is only open to get NEW driver’s license on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:15 a.m.–4:15 p.m. The location is 2334 Oakland Ave Rt. 286 and Warren Road, Unit 110, Indiana, PA 15701 (aka Indiana Mall).

    Grocery Stores

    • Martin’s Supermarket: 1570 Oakland Ave (open 24 hours)
    • Giant Eagle: 475 Ben Franklin Road South (Sun–Sat 6:00 a.m.–midnight)
    • Aldi: 2910 Oakland Ave (Sun 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. and Mon–Sat 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Bring your own bags and a quarter for the cart)
    • Bi-Lo (Valeski’s 4th Street Market): 420 N 4th Street (Mon–Sat 6:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. and Sun 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.)
    • Walmart: Southtowne Plaza, 3100 Oakland Ave (open 24 hours)

    Places to Shop

    • Goodwill (1470 Oakland Ave)
    • Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, TJ Maxx, Joann Fabrics (1570 Oakland Ave)
    • Indiana Mall (Kohl's, JCPenney, etc.) (2334 Oakland Ave)
    • Lowes, Michaels, Wine and Spirits Store (475 Ben Franklin Rd South)
    • Big Lots, Dollar General, Salvation Army (2444 Philadelphia Street)
    • White’s Variety – 1845 Philadelphia Street (got my winter boots here)
    • Lots of lovely little boutique style shops between 8th and 5th streets on Philadelphia Street
    • Sunflower Yoga Studio
    • The Artists Hand Gallery and Espresso Bar
      • Full disclosure on this one, my department chair started the business three years ag
    • A Private Salon
    • Six Hand Bakery
    • More miscellaneous

    Restaurants (very subjective)