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.

Director's Spotlight

“Take advantage of the local exhibits and summer programming as it comes to an end in September. As we look forward to the crisp days of autumn, there is a fun fall line-up coming to Czech Village – New Bohemia. Keep an eye on our event calendar for music, art, fitness, networking, and a first time ever: Cedar Rapids Halloween Parade, right here in our district. “

 – Jennifer Pruden 

Engelmann offers look at NewBoCo’s next five years

Corridor Business Journal - October 17, 2017 NewBoCo Executive Director Eric Engelmann yesterday outlined his organization's ambitious plan for supercharging the Corridor's innovation economy over the next five years, with educational and entrepreneurial initiatives...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bruce Nesmith

Volunteer Spotlight: Bruce Nesmith

More than 40 volunteers contribute over 2,000 volunteer hours each year to provide mission driven services, promotions, events, and programming focused on community development in the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District. We'd like to take this opportunity...

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Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street Office