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. Designated as an Iowa Cultural District, the Czech Village / NewBohemia Main...Read More
Get your district Discount Card now! For only $10, you can get amazing deals at 19 local businesses through September 30, 2014. Just use it a couple times and you’ll make your money back and basically get paid to shop and dine in the district from there on out! Get yours...Read More
While the District reaps the benefits of strong community support and investment, there is an urgent focus on creating a sustainable vision for the area. The Strategic Revitalization Plan (the Plan) for the District was created to help guide development while thoughtfully...Read More
Two main streets. One destination. the Czech Village – New Bohemia Main Street District. It’s where you go to connect with tradition, discover new beginnings, and immerse yourself in a district waiting to share its vibrancy. Get away from your daily routine and escape to...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.
posted by Eric Groves www.alignable.com
Unlocking The Main Street Advantage puts local businesses in a highly competitive position versus big box and online mega retailers. Here’s how it’s done:
Competing on price is not a recipe for success. Rather, by focusing on your expertise to provide unique customer experiences you’ll attract the attention and business of local consumers:
Lion Bridge Brewing Company opened earlier this month to great crowds. Cedar Rapids native, Quinton McClain, says the brewery went through nearly 450 gallons of beer in their first week (38 hours) of being open. For those doing the math, that equals about 1.6 pints every minute.
McClain said Lion Bridge Brewing, named after the bridge that crosses the Cedar River, will start with five different craft beers produced in-house. The brewpub will be open 3-10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, with private events scheduled on Mondays and Tuesdays.