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

“As temps start to cool and the leaves start to fall, we all take a moment to count our blessings. Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers and committee members that are the heart of Main Street. You continue to drive Czech Village – New Bohemia Main Street District forward.”

 – Jennifer Pruden 
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