"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.
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.
“We are grateful for your support and dedication to our mission of providing small business assistance, developing regional partnerships, supporting infill development, historic preservation, and enhancing quality of life factors.”
Corridor Business Journal 2/13/19 After its acquisition of WDG Communications, de Novo Alternative Marketing has consolidated operations at a larger space in the historic Cherry Building that once housed Eco Lips' production operations. The new 4,500-square-foot space...read more
Czech Village - New Bohemia Main Street District hosts a variety of local businesses. Many of the products are made locally; such as vases at the iowa Ceramic Center and Glass Studio, truffles at Lori Ann's Candies, lotions at Rare Bird Soap Shop, hats at...read more