"An Arts & Culture District in the Heart of Cedar Rapids"

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.

District Blog

The heat and humidity that July brings can make summers in Iowa downright miserable. But they don’t have to be! Come down to the Main Street District and visit one of our many air conditioned shops, or sit in the shade while sipping a cold drink or enjoying an ice cream cone. We’ll help you keep cool this summer in the Main Street District! Check our blog for the latest happenings…
-Jennifer Pruden, Executive Director

Eco Lips Partners with Pencils of Promise

Eco Lips, Inc. representatives announced July 27 that the company will be partnering with Pencils of Promise so that kids in other countries have the opportunity to go to school. Pencils of Promise is a for-purpose organization founded in 2008, that has built more... read more
Business Spotlight: The Pig & Porter

Business Spotlight: The Pig & Porter

Pig & Porter, which opened July 5 in NewBo Station, 1028 3rd Street SE, is a full service restaurant with constantly changing food items, cocktails, and draught beer. The restaurant is owned by Will Monk and Matt Melone.  Matt and Will have both worked in the... read more

Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street Office