BOZEMAN, Mont. — One of Bozeman's historic buildings just completed renovations, and a new tenant is about to move in.
Gallatin Laundry first opened in 1918 and operated for nearly 100 years. It closed in 2017, but renovations completed in early 2022 aimed to restore the original brick and the outside neon sign.
Minarik Architecture and Langlas and Associates executed the design and building renovation. Now Backcountry, an outdoor gear and clothing company, will be moving into the space this spring
People involved in the project say it was important to keep the original character and look of downtown Bozeman.
Langlas project manager Eric Baker stated in a press release, “It’s important to maintain some of the original fabric and character of downtown Bozeman. Having little jewels like this downtown that still look as they did a hundred years ago is important to our community. As Bozeman continues to grow and change, hopefully more developers will have projects and vision like what we accomplished with the Gallatin Laundry building.”