About the District

The Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District was formed in May of 2009 to breathe economic life into a historic area of Cedar Rapids. Established by emigrants, the District had suffered economic decline for many years and was nearly destroyed by record flooding in 2008. Despite these hardships, courageous business owners and residents began the task of rebuilding.

Cedar Rapids is in a period of unprecedented urban and civic renewal. Two of our city’s most unique and important neighborhoods are playing a key role in this rebirth – Czech Village and New Bohemia are fast becoming the city’s flagship district – a magnet for citizens, tourists, and businesses, and a venue for the area’s most exciting events, entertainment, dining, and shopping.

Director’s Spotlight

Director’s Spotlight

Mother’s Day is May 8, and we can’t think of a better way to honor Mom than with a beautiful gift from one of the many shops in the CVNB Main Street District! From Czech Village to NewBo, you’re sure to find the perfect treasure for that special... read more
Business Spotlight: Imagination Iowa

Business Spotlight: Imagination Iowa

A conversation with Imagination Iowa Director of K-12 Education, Kristine Sorensen.                    Kristine Sorenson What is your mission/focus? Imagination Iowa is NewBoCo’s K-12 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) initiative that encourages... read more

Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street Office