"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.

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.

 

From the Director’s Desk

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

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#1  Tour of Available Properties
Thinking of opening a new business? Maybe you are looking for a new location to expand your existing business. Cedar Rapids Main Street will be hosting tours of available properties in the Czech Village/NewBo neighborhoods,
July 29, from 4-6 p.m.Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the individual properties.A list of properties will soon be available. Check our events calendar for more information or email us at crmainstreet@gmail.com.

Business Spotlight

Czech Village/NewBo a Haven for Bicyclists

July is bicycle month here in Iowa, or at least it seems to be. RAGBRAI riders will be rolling through Hiawatha July 23, and the district is already seeing bicyclists training for the big bike ride across Iowa by riding the trails through our Czech Village and NewBo.

The Cedar River Trail, which connect to the Cedar Valley Trail to the north and the Hoover Trail to the south, offers a pleasant experience for all sports enthusiasts. We invite everyone to make a pit stop in our district and take a few moments to enjoy all the amenities our neighborhoods have to offer.

Stop by the Red Ball Printing,1390 3rd Street SE, and check out the bike jerseys and screen printed shirts they have to offer. Red Ball rents bicycles, too, so you can enjoy a leisurely ride, even if you don’t own a bike. Prices for renting a bike are $6 an hour or $35 a day. (The daily price begins after 4 hours.) Read More

Upcoming Events

Apr
25
Sat
2015
all-day 2x2xU @ New Bohemia District
2x2xU @ New Bohemia District
Apr 25 – Sep 30 all-day
2x2xU @ New Bohemia District
Jul
29
Wed
2015
9:00 am 1 Million Cups
1 Million Cups
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am
1 Million Cups
The 1 Million Cups Iowa City/Cedar Rapids (1MC) program offers local upstart entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their companies to a diverse audience of entrepreneurs, advisors and community members.   To find out who is[...]
4:00 pm Available Property Tour @ Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District
Available Property Tour @ Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District
Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Available Property Tour @ Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District
Thinking of opening a new business? Maybe you are looking for a new location to expand your existing business. Cedar Rapids Main Street will be hosting tours of available properties in the Czech Village/NewBohemia District, July[...]
Jul
30
Thu
2015
11:00 am Lil’ Chicks Club @ NewBo City Market
Lil’ Chicks Club @ NewBo City Market
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lil' Chicks Club @ NewBo City Market | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
Bring the kids to play in a dedicated space in the NewBo City Market from 11am-1pm. This play time is perfectly sandwiched by morning nap time, lunch time, and afternoon nap time so bring the[...]
5:00 pm Meet Me at the Market @ NewBo City Market
Meet Me at the Market @ NewBo City Market
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meet Me at the Market @ NewBo City Market | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
Join the fun every Thursday evening starting May through September, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the NewBo City Market. Check-in begins at 5:00 pm and continues through 6:30 pm.  Begin and end your[...]

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