Downtown Bowling Green

Downtown Bowling Green, Missouri is full of the towns own historic places. The "Square" is occupied by the Pike County Courthouse and is surrounded by numerous shopping & food destinations, community organizations & services, and city and county governmental agencies. Our downtown has recently seen a boost in interest as new and exciting businesses have been opening their doors and adding to the fun and making it a destination place that locals and visitors want to be. The interest from potential businesses is continuously rising and the Chamber of Commerce's Downtown Revitalization Committee is working hard to keep that attention coming. Through events, promoting downtown businesses and working on projects to beautify the area; the committee hopes to ensure the area keeps growing and is a place where everyone wants to live, work, and have fun!

The Bowling Green Downtown Revitalization Committee is a sub committee of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce.

It was founded in February 2017 by a mixture of concerned citizens and the Chamber of Commerce. The talks began when two old buildings got to the point of no return and were set to be demolished. This sparked conversations by many in what could be done about ensuring our downtown doesn’t end up one big empty lot, and what could be done to “revitalize” and get people interested in being downtown again.

Our “Square” was once the place to be; lots of businesses and things happening all the time. Over time, buildings have become older and some owners were unable to keep up with the costly maintenance that comes with these “old buildings”; sad but true. Our committee is focusing on how we can help those current building owners keep pride in their buildings and help bring them a larger customer base. Since 2017 we have completed beautification projects to help improve the look of our downtown, as well as hosted events to encourage more “foot traffic” as well — #OccupyTheSquare!

This committee meets on the first Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the Bowling Green Community Center and it is open to the public. You do not have to be a chamber member to be involved; although it is highly encouraged!

We do our best to entice the community and visitors to visit the handful of local shops our downtown business district has to offer.