Shopping in Yoakum is, in many ways, like taking a step back in time with leather shops offering handmade saddles and leather goods, corner drug stores where you are a person and not a number, and unique gift stores offering shoppers one of a kind items; and mixed in are the larger retail establishments offering shoppers the goods and services they need for their everyday life.
Pershing Square – The center of your Yoakum Community Experience!
The community of Yoakum prides itself on being progressive in thought as it retains a strong vision of history and tradition. Out of this commitment came the Pershing Square Revitalization Project. As the brainchild of community leaders, this project reflects the vision of the citizens of Yoakum to bring a new life to Yoakum’s historic downtown district. Designed by students from Texas A&M University, the project is named after General Pershing. It brings together business owners and the community as they construct a destination location for fine shopping and dining that features beautiful landscaping and historic buildings. Shoppers and visitors can stroll down the beautifully brick-lined streets and relax on benches under the swaying branches of large, inviting trees. Community events that revolve around the square include annual festivals such as Christmas on Grand and The Tom Tom Festival. Already a cornerstone of Yoakum activity, Pershing Square has held true to its promise to be a dream come true for this forward-thinking community as this project has revitalized the downtown area and made it truly the center of the community!
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It's the birthplace of Texas Independence and the starting point of the Chisholm Trail... Learn more about the riches waiting for you in our South Texas region by visiting Yoakum today!