The Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street Discount Card is here! Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street has partnered with the popular BlendCard and Czech Village/New Bohemia businesses to offer a discount on products and services. For just $10, you can start enjoying the many...Read More
Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District in partnership with Main Street Iowa, and the Iowa Economic Development Authority is pleased to announce the acceptance of applications for the latest round of Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants. Past recipients of the award in our...Read More
The Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District awarded the annual CVNB Main Street Improvement Grant May 23 to Little House LLC for their work at 1301 3rd Street SE. The goal of this grant is to provide financial assistance to district property owners and sponsored tenants who demonstrate a strong dedication to the community.Read More
The Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District now offers a low-interest loan program for business startup and expansion efforts. For more information and application materials visit...Read More
Considering opening a business or developing property in Cedar Rapids? Take a look at our market profile to see why the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District is the right choice for you. In case you missed our tour July 29, here are some of the available properties:...Read More
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.
Optimism is evident throughout our District. Construction is prevalent and new investments are announced regularly. The creative cultural community has embraced the District and their events bring new and return visitors who spread the word about our exciting improvements. We are confident that the consistent application of Main Street’s Four Point Approach will transform Czech Village/New Bohemia into Cedar Rapids desired location to live, work, and play.
Whenever I meet new people or reconnect with old friends, they ask “What’s the big event or big news right now in The District?”. I’d like to take this opportunity to share with all of you some of my favorite picks each month. These may be small wins, big exciting news, or little known facts. They are definitely worth sharing!
-Jennifer Pruden, Executive Director
When people think of the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District, many things come to mind. It is known most for its dedication to the arts, dance, and music, but it is also known for its food.
More businesses have been pushing the envelope, in regards to the offerings in the area, including relative newcomer, Sauce, located at 1507 C St. SW.
Owned by Chris Robinson and Lenny Sims, Sauce offers high-end, yet affordable dining, and includes a full bar, fully stocked with a variety of beers, wines, and liquors.
Formed nearly two years ago, Sauce was conceived to be casual fine dining, an establishment built on “the juxtaposition of great food and presentation coupled with a casual atmosphere.”