Renovations on David Street building bring more shops closer to the action

The new facade on the East side of David Street is not eligible for most of the award categories because it it outside of the OYD. However, nearby businesses are eligible for the Good Neighbor awards.(Brittani Wert, Oil City)

As Downtown Casper continues to expand, David Street Station and the surrounding area has become a hub of shopping and entertainment. In keeping with this trend, what was once known as the Mineral Resource Center building on South David Street will now be home to the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, Frosted Tops, WyoMade, and 307 Metal Works.

The building, owned by the Wold family, has undergone a full renovation from the inside out and the new tenants are set to move in as the new year rolls around.

The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will be returning to their former location with their move back into the building. “We appreciate the opportunity to be back in the Symphony’s home,” Rachel Bailey, the Symphony’s Executive Director, says. She mentions that they are excited to be in such a beneficial location with the partnership opportunities with David Street Station. The Symphony plans to move in this Friday and host a ribbon-cutting ceremony in January.

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Kirstin, the owner of the Frosted Tops bakery, is excited to move from the Parkway Plaza to a more visible location downtown in January. Though plans to move the shop earlier in the year fell through, “I couldn’t ask for better neighbors in the new building,” she says. With their expanded storefront comes an expanded menu including ice cream and top-your-own cinnamon rolls. She recommends the almond buttercream with granola and raspberry jam on top – “It’s like an explosion in your mouth,” she claims.

Frosted Tops owner Kirstin decorates cookies for the Wyoming Trust Company in preparation for the holiday season before their big move. (Brittani Wert, Oil City)

WyoMade is currently located on 2nd Street, but owner Shawn Peverley said they decided to make the move because of the increase of people at David Street Station. “My business world is to follow the traffic,” he says. He plans to advertise the benefits of the new store location, such as parking.

Jason Dye, the owner of 307 Metal Works, has a similar view. He explains that while his business is unique and people will seek out the shop, the increase in foot traffic will be beneficial. Jason says they are excited to move in and be involved with the activities of David Street Station.