Historic Downtown Poteau

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Eat and Drink

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Explore the many unique shops downtown!

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Getting Around

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Who we are

Find out more about who we are and what we do!
Together, we make the difference!

In 2003, an ambitious new program was created to revitalize our downtown district. Since then, we have witnessed the revival of Historic Downtown Poteau.

Today, you can find almost anything you're looking for here. We are constantly adding new businesses, creating new entertainment venues, and transforming the old town district into an entertainment hotspot and destination point.

As we continue to improve the downtown district, we will turn Poteau into a true destination point for people throughout the region.

  • Increase of 20% from 2013

  • Increase from 2,000 to 5,000 vehicles per day

  • Average sales increase of 22.6% per year

  • Over 2.5 Million per year for since 2013


Learn more about the the team.

Emmy Terry

Emmy is one of the newest arrivals to the HDP team. Her bubbly personality is hard to miss and is a perfect fit for the downtown visitor’s center.

Julie Jenkins

Assistant Director, Office Manager, Event Coordinator
Assists with Executive Director’s duties, manages the back office, and helps coordinate events downtown. Julie has been with HDP for more than three years and has a huge passion for transforming downtown.

Kathleen Bishop

Visitor Center Manager, Market Manager
Oversees both the visitor center and the Old Town Farmer’s Market. Her family has been here for generations, since the 1880’s. With such a huge passion for downtown, she has been a major asset to the team.

Lorielle Fisk

Lola’s love for art is evident in everything she does, from assisting with creating props for events to coming up with creative ideas to promote downtown, she is always 100% on board.

Eric Standridge

Executive Director
Oversees all aspects of the program, including revitalization, economic development, beautification, event management, marketing, and downtown development.

Visionary Supporters

Thank you to those who support our efforts to revitalize Downtown Poteau!

Poteau Farmer's Market! The Old Town Poteau Farmer's Market and Bazaar is held each Saturday in Downtown Poteau. Offering meat, produce, crafts, and more. Many weekends featuring live, local music!

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