THE BUILDING OVERVIEW
Introducing the Purpose Center, a stunning renovation of one of Pocatello’s iconic historic buildings.
The historic Petersen Building, originally built in 1913 and owned by T.C. Martin, hosted Petersen Furniture from 1921 until the 1990s. In the late 1990s it was acquired and turned into Scott’s Ski and Sport. The Purpose Center is a reimagining of an architectural classic that remains true to its 20th century design while creating a warm and inviting space for generations to come.
From our ground-level Purpose Tea shop to our private penthouse executive suite, the Purpose Center is thoughtfully re-imagined from the ground up.
Flexible, Contemporary Spaces
We created the Purpose Center to be a multi-functional facility. From our relaxing cafe to our reception hall, to our executive suites and commercial floors, the Purpose Center can meet a variety of needs. It is an unmatched space in Pocatello.
Dedicated Facilities Management
We are here to make your event a success. The Purpose Center has a multi-level venue to host a variety of occasions. We have established relationships with vendors in the community to accommodate your needs. Contact us for more.
Premium, Fresh Teas, Coffee & Pastries
Purpose Tea exists to be a quiet space in a loud world. Come relax in our lounge and sample our premium teas, boba, pastries and coffee. Connect to our free Wifi and be productive.
We’re Here To Make You Successful
Whatever space you require, we're here to help. Let us help stage your next corporate meeting, wedding or music event. Your success is our Purpose.
Relaxing & Inviting Spaces
Our design philosophy is simple. We created quality spaces that we would want to meet at and retreat to ourselves.
From our high speed network, to our frameless UHD tv monitors, PA system and access control, the Purpose Center is outfitted to make your event a success.
From fine dining at the Yellowstone, to pub fare at one of Pocatello’s many micro-breweries, you’ll find food to satisfy any palette within walking distance.
Parks & Outdoors
Visit nearby parks like Centennial Park, take a stroll on the Greenway Trail System, or bike the hundreds of miles of trails on the City Creek Trail System.
If you enjoy boutique shopping, downtown Pocatello offers an abundance of clothing, antique and gift shopping throughout.
Just outside of downtown Pocatello is top quality tertiary care at the Portneuf Medical Center. PMC supports the Portneuf Foundation and its public Wellness Complex.
Within a short walk of the Purpose Center you’ll find the Portneuf River, which offers the opportunity for kayaking and paddle boarding all the way through Pocatello.