CVNB Main Street Business Statuses

Only a few businesses remain closed due to last month’s flooding. See the statuses of Main Street businesses.

Business Statuses

17 Best Things in To Do in Cedar Rapids

Spot 5 mentions in the Czech Village – New Bohemia Main Street District in this highlight of Cedar Rapids’ best attractions. Vacationidea – Dream Vacation Magazine applauds our interesting architecture and distinctive history.

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"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.

District Blog

Fall is beginning to be felt throughout the CVNB District!  Cool evenings and chilly mornings tell us that summer activities are coming to a close. But that just means the fun fall activities are just around the corner, including NewBo Art Fest, Czech Fest, and other fun events!
-Jennifer Pruden, Executive Director

GO Cedar Rapids Wins 3 Tourism Awards

Congratulations to GO Cedar Rapids! Go Cedar Rapids was presented with three Iowa Tourism Awards by the Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa at a ceremony Oct. 20 in Davenport, during the 2016 Iowa Tourism Conference. “We are truly honored and... read more
CR Community Rises Above … Again

CR Community Rises Above … Again

Cedar Rapids is no stranger to floods. For as long as anyone can remember, the Cedar River has wreaked havoc on those who live and work close to its banks. When a foot of rain fell in communities in northern Iowa two weeks ago, meteorologists predicted the Cedar River... read more

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