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
Congratulations to Quinton and Ana McClain, owners of Lion Bridge Brewing Company, 59 16th Avenue SW, on winning the Open 4 Business Regional Competition, which was held June 25 in Marshalltown. Along with free coaching for the state competition, which will be held Aug. 26, the...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. Available Property Tour: July 29th, 4-6pm Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street...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
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