May 15th and 16th were sunny, successful days in the Main Street District. Thirty-two raised planters are ready for summer! Thank you to the Green Iowa Americorp, local business owners, Main Street volunteers and Franklin Middle School’s sixth and seventh grade student...Read More
Geonetric is a Great Fit for Your Neighborhood Geonetric is an innovative and creative company. We build websites and online marketing campaigns for hospitals around the country – including Mercy Medical Center right here in Cedar Rapids. We’re a growing company, and we...Read More
After much anticipation, NewBo City Market opened its doors for a grand celebration weekend. The two-day event, October 27th and 28th, drew huge crowds with an estimated 20,000 people taking part in the festivities. It showcased the market’s twenty-five anchor vendors as well...Read More
Saturday January 12th from 10am-2pm you’ll have another opportunity to share your input on the future of the district. Stop by the CSPS Hall Black Box Theater at 1103 3rd St SE in NewBo and speak with neighbors, business owners, community leaders, local architects, and...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.
Inspired by the 2012 Iowa AIA Spring Workshop – David Freehan, Civitas Consultants LLC
Welcome to the “She-conomy”! Let’s face it, research shows that women influence 75% of retail decisions, 80% of healthcare, 58% of online purchases, 75% of residential, and 80% of auto purchases in the US. Women control 51% of private wealth, make up 60% of college graduates, and own 29% of companies throughout the country. However, women are often underrepresented in leadership positions in urban planning and architecture fields. Read more
The Garden Wren Florist & Yarn Studio and Hearthstone Gifts & Supplies (329 10th Ave SE, Suite 126 in the historic Cherry Building)
Sharing a studio space in the historic Cherry Building, the two businesses offer complementary products lines and interactive classes with gift packages, such as soaps & lotions with hand-knit dish cloths, that feature both. Take a look at the unique story behind each of the shops’ owners.
The Garden Wren Florist & Yarn Studio brings a unique mix of two of owner Cheryl Sheeley’s biggest passions together in one shop. A knitter since 3rd grade and gardener at an early age, Cheryl uses her incredible design skills to create floral designs that are representative of how flowers would grow in nature. Often using knitting in her arrangements, Cheryl’s garden-style bouquets are one-of-a-kind. Read More