We love historic downtowns!

Enhancing the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of historic downtown business districts in Missouri.

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Cape Girardeau

National and State Accredited Community

2015 Great American Main Street Award® Winner

338 Broadway St. Ste 401
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 334-8085

Executive Director
Liz Haynes


Main Street Tier Level
Accredited Community



Old Town Cape, Inc., is a community-driven, nonprofit organization that utilizes the Main Street Four-Point Approach® to preserve, promote, revitalize, and enrich the historic, cultural, and economic landscapes of downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri. A river town situated on the Mighty Mississippi, our business and cultural makeup is a blend of both historic charm and modern technology; new businesses and ones that have been rooted in the district for more than 75 years; creative spaces mixed with retail, culinary delights, financial outlets, education institutions and more. One really can find a little bit of everything in downtown Cape Girardeau. Come experience Old Town Cape.

In 2015, Old Town Cape received the Great American Main Street Award® from the National Main Street Center. This recognition is bestowed on Accredited Main Street Communities that serve as the nation's best examples of comprehensive commercial district revitalization. Check out this video for an inside look into our community.