Renovated Wild Crumb Building to Feature Local Artist Shops


Renovated Wild Crumb Building to Feature Local Artist Shops


By Nora Shelly, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

A massive redevelopment project on a popular block in northeast Bozeman is complete, and local, art-focused businesses are set to move in soon.

The Wildlands project renovated and expanded the building on the northeast corner of North Wallace Avenue and East Peach Street, which houses the popular Wild Crumb Bakery and Fink’s Delicatessen. The project included expanding the building to the rear and adding living units and office space on additional upper floors.

New retail space on the ground floor facing Peach Street will feature Biome Slow Craft Collective, a store that features local artists’ work, and Echo Arts gallery, which is moving from another spot in the northeast neighborhood.

Echo will share space with design firm Open Studio Collective, and outdoor gear brand Beringia is also moving into the building.

Though projects like the building expansion — along with other development in the popular area — are changing the neighborhood’s face, the businesses moving in hope their art and culture focus will keep the bohemian tradition of northeast Bozeman alive.

“The neighborhood rally lends itself to supporting fellow artisans,” Developer Eric Ladd with Outlaw Partners said. “I think it was just a good reflection of the neighborhood and the artisan feel of the surrounding businesses.”

The Wildlands building will be the third home for Biome Slow Crafts, which owner Dennae Tirrell started during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 as a way to support local artists. Tirrell started her business in an airy, warehouse-like space off of Bridger Canyon Drive and later moved to a spot on Beall Street near Bozeman High School.

Photo by Samuel Wilson